[whatwg] Making selectionDirection platform-independent

Philip Rogers pdr at google.com
Tue Sep 27 12:39:00 PDT 2011

After playing with selection in various Mac OSX apps and reading the earlier
discussion on this list, I agree that the spec does the best possible
cross-platform implementation after all.

I apologize for bringing this back up, and thank you for your responses.


On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:26 PM, Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95 at gmail.com>wrote:

> **
> On Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:14:39 -0000, Philip Rogers <pdr at google.com> wrote:
> It looks like editors using a textarea (such as codemirror) are currently
> working around this by not drawing a cursor when there is a selection.
> In ignorance of the specificatory problem you describe, this seems sane
> enough to me. Whether to draw or not to draw a curser when there's a
> selection should of course be up to users. I'll refrain from thinking about
> the behaviour of multiple selections.

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