[whatwg] Control over selection direction
ian at hixie.ch
Fri May 6 14:56:30 PDT 2011
On Fri, 6 May 2011, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Fri, 6 May 2011, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
> > > On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 4:49 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I've added selectionDirection = 'forward'/'backward'/'none'.
> > > > ('none' is the default selection direction on Mac OS.)
> > >
> > > Thank you for the update! One thing to point out is that
> > > setSelectionRange in WebKit currently sets "forward" direction when
> > > the argument is omitted
> > That's a bug in WebKit. It doesn't match platform conventions.
> What makes you say that? If there's no compatibility issue or a strong
> argument for it, I'm very reluctant to change WebKit's behavior since
> the current behavior matches with those of Internet Explorer and
On Windows, sure, it should default to "forward" just like the spec says.
But on Mac, it should default to "none", since otherwise the behaviour is
inconsistent with the platform selection behaviour.
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