[webkit-dev] Overtype mode in WebKit for editable content?

Luis de Bethencourt luis at debethencourt.com
Mon Mar 11 05:28:26 PDT 2013

Hello Sergio,

I personally find overtype a very useful tool in vim/emacs, but it is funny
how half the links in the first page of Google results to "overtype" are
about turning it off.

That said, it is an interesting tool that all major text editors support,
useful if you want to use it and easily ignored if you don't.

On Mar 11, 2013 12:06 PM, "Sergio Villar Senin" <svillar at igalia.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was wondering if WebKit as a project would be interested in having
> overtype mode support for editable content. This in indeed the mode in
> which the cursor, when typing, overwrites any text that is present on
> and after its current location [1].
> Looks like something like that could be useful to implement online
> editing tools. Just for reference, both IE and Opera support it while in
> Firefox the bug was closed as WONTFIX [2] after a lot of discussion.
> Thoughts?
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insert_key
> [2] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38415
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