[whatwg] Cut and paste (and related) events' futures

Mike Taylor miket at opera.com
Thu Jan 26 20:28:00 PST 2012

Hi Chris,

On Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:27:41 -0600, Chris O'Brien  
<accounts at prettycode.org> wrote:

> In all the last-released versions of the major browsers (except Opera),
> there's support for cut-and-paste events like "onpaste" on <input
> type="text"... and <textarea> elements.
> Is there any plan to put these events into the standard? Isn't that a  
> basic
> tenent of WHATWG--if the real-world vendor implementations are in  
> consensus
> yet don't reflect the standard, change (or add to) the standard to  
> reflect
> the de facto market standard, so long as any modifications are backwards
> compatible?

You're probably looking for this:  
http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/clipops/clipops.html. A search for  
"clipboard data API" in the archives might bring up some interesting  
discussion as well.


Mike Taylor
Opera Software

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