Not able to use the clipboard with HTML5 deployment

Terry Judd terry.judd at
Sun Feb 21 22:23:46 EST 2016

So, I want to copy the formatted text from my LC HTML5 app to a text field
in another webpage that is independent of my HTML5 app and over which I
have no control. I don¹t think that¹s possible without using the clipboard
as an intermediary - is it?



On 22/02/2016 2:10 pm, "use-livecode on behalf of Sannyasin
Brahmanathaswami" <use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of
brahma at> wrote:

>Until that is working, why not just set a local (or possibly you will
>need a global)  variable and as the selections are made, append to the
>global variable, then when ready they user clicks a button and the global
>variable containing the data is inserted into the comments?  You can
>emulate a "copy" by just save the selectedText... and passing this to
>your global...
>Why is the clipboard mission critical to the architecture? Especially if
>the series of statements can each be contained in a single line, then you
>can really do this easily with a locked field and clicks on the lines...
>I can think of about 8 different ways to accomplish this without the
>clipboard (depends on how the assessment rubric data is
>formated/presented, of course)
>On February 21, 2016 at 3:05:03 PM, Terry Judd
>(terry.judd at<mailto:terry.judd at>) wrote:
>I¹m trying to create a relatively simple HTML5 Œapplet' that allows the
>user to select from a series of statements (an assessment rubric) to
>generate a basic feedback report that they can paste into an existing
>comments box within one of the bits of our learning management system.
>Seemed like a relatively straightforward test for LC¹s new HTML5 export
>feature except that despite what the dictionary says setting the
>clipboardData doesn¹t work. This seems to be confirmed by a search of the
>quality control centre (unresolved bug 16251 from October last year).
>Does anyone have any information on if and when clipboard support will be
>added? I¹m pretty much stuck without it.
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