Paste into field issue

David Bovill david at openpartnership.net
Tue Jul 17 17:20:20 CDT 2007


No - its definitely a bug and IMO a serious one. Yes there are also issues
with funny characters - but in general using clipboard data / copy / paste
is not reliable.

On 17/07/07, Timothy Miller <gandalf at doctortimothymiller.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Jul 17, 2007, at 12:53 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>
> > Timothy Miller wrote:
> >> Hi Jacque,
> >> I'm using the "Harry Potter" page on wikipedia for test purposes.
> >> By first doing command-A, then judiciously shift-clicking, I have
> >> isolated the source of the problem, unless I screwed it up. It
> >> appears to be the "In Other Languages" sidebar at the far left
> >> side of the page.
> >> It will paste into my email client.
> >
> > I was able to reproduce the problem, but I'm not sure we should
> > call it a bug, since it's pretty much just how Rev works right now.
> > The problem is that the web page is encoded in unicode. The most
> > reliable way to transfer that to Rev is via the htmlText property.
> > This works okay with the problem text:
> >
> >    set the htmltext of fld 1 to the clipboardData["html"]
> >
>
> Well, sure. That isn't hard.
>
> The problem is going to occur with unsophisticated users, like me,
> who don't understand what the problem is, and suffer frustration as a
> consequence. This is a tiny bit user-unfriendly. Probably not good
> for RR. Of course, they have limited resources and are doing the best
> they can.
>
> OTOH, if I can paste unicode into Stickies, TextEdit, or an email
> client, I guess the computational task isn't that hard, and I suppose
> the necessary code is available off the shelf.
>
> Not a huge issue for me in any case.
>
> Cheers,
>
>
> Tim
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