[whatwg] [editing] Drag&drop and editable content

Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo amla70 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 10:20:34 PDT 2011

In https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3582#c4 it's stated that
Drag&drop is implemented in Webkit following the HTML5 spec.

I've heard other times that drag&drop is too complex, or that it has some
problems, but I want to focus only on editable content. As can be seen in
this sample https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=57185 following that
spec doesn't make sense for editable content, there's no Drop event if the
DragOver isn't canceled and then the default behavior of drag&drop doesn't

The fact is that the browser is providing a different behavior right now by
the fact that it automatically accepts the dropped content, so I would argue
that the Drop event should fire in this case.

I'm specially worried if other browsers would implement just the same
behavior and stop firing the Drop event.


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