[whatwg] UndoManager: restoring selection after undoing deletion

Ehsan Akhgari ehsan at mozilla.com
Wed Oct 26 13:03:39 PDT 2011

> Say you had "hello world" and "world" is deleted by an user. When the
> user undoes the deletion, WebKit selects "world" whereas Firefox and
> Internet Explorer do not select "world". WebKit's behavior matches
> Mac's NSTextView and we probably would like to keep the current
> behavior.

This confuses me. I think that WebKit's behavior doesn't make a lot of sense (at least in every case).  For example, when Ctrl+Backspacing after a word.  But moreover, why is this relevant to the question of whether/how we should restore a selection after undoing an operation?


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