[whatwg] [editing] Additional miscellaneous commands

Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo amla70 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 01:17:58 PDT 2011

2011/8/19 Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95 at gmail.com>

> Şann fim 18.ágú 2011 21:05, skrifaği Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo:
>  Now if someone had some bright idea to enable finding in the hidden text
>> that would be perfect, but the view source workaround is good enough for
>> the
>> moment.
>>  That seems to be of general utility. I recommend sending feature request
> to implementors.
>  That's just CSS and I'm not sure if it should be present in this spec, but
>> on the other side it's clear that besides the .execCommand a good Editing
>> spec should state or hint about other features that the browsers must
>> implement to behave properly (like showing the caret so the user knows
>> where
>> he's typing,  enable the user to select parts of the content,...). These
>> might look trivial, but iOS5 seems to be the first mobile browser that
>> will
>> behave good enough so that both CKEditor and TinyMCE will enable the
>> support
>> for it (check the comments in
>> http://code.google.com/p/**android/issues/detail?id=8253<http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=8253>about the Android
>> browser)
> As long as overspecification is avoided (care must be taken to allow e.g.
> caret(s) to be hidden when another top-level window is focused, etc).
>  A browser that provides a perfect implementation of all the execCommands
>> but
>> doesn't allow the user to type or select is worthless for editing.
> Then requiring implementations to allow users to select and replace any
> substring consisting of a sequence of whole characters (i.e. characters
> represented by a single glyph) and insert text of their own at any character
> boundaries seems reasonable. I don't see why mandating carets is needed.
> Should users not be allowed to edit editable content using structural and/or
> aural editors?

If the word "caret" is a problem you can suggest anything else to satisfy
you, as I stated the goal is that the user is able to easily change the
contents of the editable element, I'm not worried about the exact wording.

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