[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 43202] text-transform shouldn’t apply when copying text

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Wed Dec 2 23:20:45 PST 2015


Pavel Roskin <proski at gnu.org> changed:

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--- Comment #13 from Pavel Roskin <proski at gnu.org> ---
Please keep the existing behavior. The website contents comes from different sources. The text author doesn't always have full control over the whole HTML that is served to the user. I'm using a Mediawiki based system at work, and the only way to show the uppercase version of the username is to use text-transform. It is used in step-by-step instructions, and I want users to copy and paste commands to the command line and run them without editing. Chrome users can do it. Firefox users end up with a wrong command (lowercase username). So I decided to report a bug to Firefox (there is one already: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35148) and found it quite surprising that somebody is questioning the WebKit behavior.

Removing all styles is not what users expect. They cannot see all styles on the screen. They can see font variation, color or indentation. But they cannot see if an upper-case letter on the screen was lower-case in the source. If the user decides to copy and paste text, they expect an accurate translation of the screen text to plain text (if the paste target wants plain text). Changing case silently is very unfriendly to the user.

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