[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 15310] Selecting ranges of text should be possible using the keyboard

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Sun Jun 1 08:02:42 PDT 2008


alp at nuanti.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
                 CC|                            |alp at nuanti.com,
                   |                            |cfleizach at apple.com

------- Comment #2 from alp at nuanti.com  2008-06-01 08:02 PDT -------
r33520 added some limited caret browsing support. Mozilla's implementation
allows the caret to blink and allows navigation when the caret is in a
hyperlink and enter is pressed, which the commit doesn't do. We also need to be
able to enable this feature with a per-WebView granularity, since caret
browsing isn't useful in many contexts where a WebView might be embedded, but
is generally helpful only when browsing read-only document content.

There are quite a few places in WebCore where caret selection modification and
caret blinking is hard-coded to test for contenteditable, so implementing this
feature fully will require a handful of modifications around Frame and

A global gAccessibilityEnhancedUserInterfaceEnabled export doesn't make much
sense since you rarely want all WebViews in an application to allow for this
kind of selection -- I'd recommend that it's removed in favour of a new
WebSettings entry.

Is anyone working on this or should we go ahead and develop this feature?

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