[whatwg] Request for new DOM property textarea.selectionText

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Sun May 9 23:02:49 PDT 2010

On Mon, 10 May 2010 07:11:06 +0200, Biju <bijumaillist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can we have a new DOM property textarea.selectionText
> which can be used to set/get selection text of a TEXTAREA/INPUT  
> type=text.
> Current method is complicated and varies between IE and Firefox

How is it complicated? Also, bugs in a feature is not a good reason to add  
more features. It only increases the amount of bugs and complicates the  
overall platform.

> Thanks
> BijuGC
> PS,
> I have already submitted  
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=404981
> Trying to programmatically replace a small selection text in TEXTAREA
> with a large text content is slow in Firefox due to
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=190147
> But I know if we paste manually it works fast enough. So may be having
> .selectionText helps

Anne van Kesteren

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