[whatwg] [editing] Caret Position Access Methods

Dan Gisolfi gisolfi at us.ibm.com
Fri Jul 29 08:13:32 PDT 2011

On behalf of the Open Cooperative Web Framework Project (
http://opencoweb.org), with respect to the HTML Editing APIs specification 
(http://aryeh.name/spec/editing/editing.html), it would seem the current 
version of the spec lacks APIs for getting / setting the caret

An example scenario for such a requirement (addition of such methods) 
would be the following:
When developing an cooperative web enabled rich-text-editor, whereby 
multiple simultaneous users can co-author shared content, the editor must 
be able to allow each participant to get/set caret/cursor position in 
order to reflect the multiple positions of each active author in a 
cooperative web session.

Dan Gisolfi

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