[whatwg] contentEditable and drag and drop cancel

Charles Pritchard chuck at jumis.com
Wed Jan 18 16:11:05 PST 2012

What was the verdict, or what is the current position on using drag and 
drop dataTransfer with contentEditable?

As I understand things:
One must run ondragover = function() { return false; } to capture a drag 
and drop data.
By returning false, the default behavior of a contentEditable box, which 
is to move the cursor, is canceled.

Because of this, one can not drag and drop a file into a particular 
place in a contentEditable box in one step.

One must first execute the data transfer, then drag and drop or click, 
in the contentEditable box, to place the content.


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