[webkit-dev] On/Off selection gap painting during the text selection

Manuel Rego Casasnovas rego at igalia.com
Tue May 3 06:58:50 PDT 2016


On 03/05/16 15:24, Gyuyoung Kim wrote:
> I upload a patch to add a preference API in order to enable/disable the
> selection gap painting feature.

BTW, this has been removed from Chrome too past year:

Note that in the discussion they pointed to an issue that happens when
you remove gaps paining, you don't know if you've selected a newlines or
not: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=474759

> Add WKPreference for SelectionPaintingWithoutSelectionGaps
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=156900

As pointed out by Darin on the bug, an issue with selection gaps is what
happens with the new layout methods like Flexbox and specially Grid
Layout, where the visual order and the DOM order can be completely

My 2 cents,

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