[whatwg] Drag and drop in HTML5

Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen hallvord at hallvord.com
Thu May 5 08:41:01 PDT 2005

On 4 May 2005 at 22:51, Ian Hickson wrote:

> - Dragging items to classify them. I could see you dragging items from
>   a list of items in a shopping mall interface to a virtual shopping
>   cart, or dragging them out from there to a wishlist. Another example of
>   this is dragging cards (between piles) in a card game.

Or dragging E-mails to folders in a webmail service..

One of the issues here is that there ought to be a way to drag a 
collection of elements that aren't necessarily siblings in the DOM. 
Perhaps a way to specify a "drag-group" to say that certain elements 
considered draggable should be dragged together.

<foo onclick="
if( ! this.draggable ){ 
   this.draggable = true;
   dragGroup = mailBucket;
   this.draggable = false;
" >

 A DragGroup object would be a sort of nodelist.. Perhaps something 
like "myDragGroup.add(this);" would be more logical? Or perhaps just 
assign a specific ID string..?
Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen

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