[whatwg] Request for implementer feedback: multiple Ranges per Selection

Tim Down timdown at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 09:05:02 PST 2011

On 28 January 2011 16:53, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 7:59 AM, Aryeh Gregor
> <Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com<Simetrical%2Bw3c at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 2) Have WebKit or Opera run into any websites that depend on being
>> able to use multiple Ranges per Selection?
> As far as I know, there is no bug filed against this, which seems to imply
> that we haven't had significant issues.
> 3) Are WebKit or Opera planning to add support for multiple Ranges per
>> Selection?  (I'd be interested in IE too, clearly, but they don't read
>> this list.)
> Not anytime soon as far as I'm concerned. We do have a comment in the code
> indicating there had been a plan, but I don't think anyone is actively
> working on it.  Because we haven't had much complaints from users and
> developers and supporting it requires so much work, I personally think it's
> not worth the effort.

At the risk of misusing this platform, I would venture that WebKit has
more pressing issues with Selections (for example, not being able to
place the caret at the start of a text node).


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