[whatwg] Normalization of user selections
rniwa at webkit.org
Thu Jun 16 12:22:01 PDT 2011
On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 12:12 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> This is an interesting situation which is the inverse of the bidi problem.
> In the bidi case there is a single point in the DOM which corresponds to
> two different user-perceived selection positions. In this case, a single
> user-perceived selection position corresponds to multiple (could be more
> than 2) points in the DOM....
> As an actual user of editors, by the way, the #1 thing that pisses me off
> about wysiwyg editors is precisely having situations like the one above and
> wanting to be able to make the text be "<b>foo</b>orbar" in some cases but
> "<b>foopy</b>bar" in others. Wysisyg editors tend to be terrible at this
> sort of thing. Is that something that's inevitable, or can we do better
It's inevitable in some sense because we can't guess the user intent
although Firefox and Microsoft Word seem to use the direction to which user
moved caret as a hint.
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