[whatwg] Control over selection direction

Tim Down timdown at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 02:51:03 PST 2011

On 13 January 2011 08:48, Marijn Haverbeke <marijnh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Rather than a single string property, how about integer
>> selectionAnchor and selectionFocus properties? This is then analogous
>> to Selection's anchorNode, anchorOffset, focusNode and focusOffset
>> properties and avoids an awkward string property.
> That seems to introduce the problem of having this integer match up
> with one of the ends. It's not a big problem, you could just ignore
> values that don't correspond to an end, but it seems to add
> unnecessary conceptual noise, since this is simply a two-valued piece
> of state. I don't think strings are all that awkward, but I guess
> that's a taste thing.

Fair enough, I think you may be right. Given that this is a binary
property of the selection state, how about a a Boolean
`selectionBackwards` property?


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