[whatwg] Selection events in editable content
ojan at chromium.org
Tue May 10 09:03:15 PDT 2011
On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Tim Down <timdown at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10 May 2011 16:42, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 8:33 AM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:
> >> What's the difference between selectstart and selectionchange in WebKit?
> >> In IE is this case the only difference between the two?
> > selectstart fires before selection changes, it bubbles, and it's
> > So it's very useful if you want to prevent selection. But the event
> > useful as much as it could be because it doesn't tell you what new
> > is so we might want to consider adding new property like
> > that tells you what new selection will be.
> > - Ryosuke
> newSelectionRanges on its own wouldn't be as useful as possible, since
> it tells you nothing about the selection direction. You could cover
> this by adding newSelectionFocusNode, newSelectionFocusOffset,
> newSelectionAnchorNode and newSelectionAnchorOffset as well.
Could we just put a Selection object on the event? That way, if we add new
fields to Selections, we won't need to add new fields to the selectstart
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