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

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Sun Jun 1 08:10:52 PDT 2008


------- Comment #3 from alp at nuanti.com  2008-06-01 08:10 PDT -------
(In reply to comment #2)
> 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.

It's worth also noting that it should be possible to turn this on and off
dynamically (WebSettings is handy for this). This kind of accessible selection
handling is bizarre to some users, and after trying it, they may wish to
disable it without restarting the browser application.

(You can see caret browsing in the Firefox browser by hitting F7 if not
familiar with it.)

One improvement over that implementation may be to desaturate or otherwise
modify the caret marker's rendering to indicate whether the selection point is
actually editable or not.

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