[whatwg] Drag and drop in HTML5

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu May 5 14:15:27 PDT 2005

On Thu, 5 May 2005, Olav Junker Kjær wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > Selectable hasn't yet been discussed (I could be convinced that that is
> > presentational, actually). 
> I don't think it is. Consider selecting options in a select-control. 
> This is clearly semantic information. How selection is performed (mouse 
> click, tab to element and press space, shouting the label on the 
> element) is media dependent.

I meant text selection. Marking an entire element as selected would be 
done the same way as marking an element as checked, as disabled, and so 
forth; namely, using an API that lets you specifically label elements as 
being in that state as in:

   myDiv.isSelected = true;

...or something like that. There is the (very poor) beginnings of such a 
proposal in the Web Controls draft at the moment. It's a custom controls 
issue, IMHO.

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