[webkit-dev] Selection model is broken

Ojan Vafai ojan at chromium.org
Thu Jan 5 19:05:12 PST 2012

Another related bug https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62664.

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Benjamin Poulain <benjamin at webkit.org>wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 3:31 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:
>> > Is this too crazy? Are there other solutions?
>> I also do not like the selection model but I am unsure about your
>> suggestion.
>> If we use the visual model for selection, finding the order of the
>> content would get tricky (because the selected content can also be out
>> of order, or overlapping). Generating the markup for the clipboard
>> would likely become impossible.
>> Has anyone looked into why selections look much better on Mozilla's
>> engine?
> People have strong opinions about what is "better." Many people would say
> WebKit's selections are better in a lot of cases. There are certainly cases
> we could improve though. A common case people have issue with WebKit
> selections is https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75670.
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