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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 6 16:41:48 PDT 2012

On Thu, 26 Jan 2012, Chris O'Brien wrote:
> This is my first post to the mailing list, so please forgive me if the 
> following is inappropriate for the list and let me know where I should 
> direct this instead (help at whatwg.org? <http://help@whatwg.org/?>).
> 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?

On Thu, 26 Jan 2012, Mike Taylor wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, I haven't added this to the HTML spec because of the existence of 
Hallvord's work cited above. I haven't reviewed it closely. I think it 
might make sense to embed it into the larger HTML spec, but that's 
basically up to Hallvord.

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