[whatwg] Text selection in IFrames

Fabian Jakobs fabian.jakobs at 1und1.de
Tue Jul 17 01:53:34 PDT 2007


from the HTML5 spec it is not clear to me how text selections with 
embedded iframes.

If I have a text selection in an iframe and select text or click on any 
element in the parent document the browsers behave like this:

IE 6/7, Safari3/Webkit:
The selection in the iframe is cleared.

FF2 (tested in OSX):
The selection in the iframe is marked as inactive using a different 
background color

Opera 9.2 (tested on OSX):
The selection does not change visually. Text in both documents is 
selected at the same time.

What is the desired behavior in this case?

Best Fabian

Fabian Jakobs
JavaScript Framework Developer

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