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

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Tue Jun 10 21:58:20 PDT 2008


------- Comment #7 from cfleizach at apple.com  2008-06-10 21:58 PDT -------

I suggest at this point filing a new bug that explicitly states what you would
like this feature to do. i don't think anything will happen within the context
of this bug. please spell out how you intend to use the feature and how you
envision it working. hopefully, then it will get some attention from the rest
of the webkit team (since this seems like it is not purely an accessibility

(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > Making Webkit respond to text selection in non-editable web views for many
> > scenarios went far beyond my prerogative. I am not in the kind of position to
> > make those decisions, so I made this change as limited as possible, in a way
> > that would only affect VoiceOver users on the Mac. If you want to extend this
> > further, then I think that should be done. BTW, the option key does word
> > granularity, like it does on the Mac.
> > 
> Thanks for the reply Chris. Could you at least eliminate the modality of the
> setting and make it a WebSetting/WebPreference? We (Nuanti) are willing to
> support development of this important accessibility feature as part of the
> accessibility work in WebKit but I'm not comfortable reviewing changes that
> modify your globally exported functions since you may be using them internally
> in Apple products, and I don't want to develop the feature separately since
> it's just a logical improvement of the feature you already added which can be
> shared across all WebKit ports and platforms.

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