in 4.x the JS function document.getSelection() returned the currently selected text in a window. While this was a Netscape-only feature many websites make use of it. This does not currently work in Mozilla. This would be great thing to have for Mozilla. If this will not be implemented, the resolution of this bug should be a note added the developer release notes. It should include how this feature could be accomplished in a different way (using DOM or XPCom maybe?) Feel free to change the component/foward to other owner if JS Engine is the wrong one.
Summary: [4.x P] document.getSelection() no longer supported → document.getSelection() no longer supported
This would be a DOM 4xp enhancement. Reassigning to joki for now. Although we terminated the Layer DOM API in particular, it would be nice if we could provide as much backward compatibility as possible for other Nav4 extensions where it's possible to do so without violating standards or incurring major development costs. This would should be prioritized as less important than implementing and debugging the W3C standards, but ideally something we'd like to get in for beta2. Is there an easy way to implement this by invoking the DOM2 code for getting the current selection?
Assignee: rogerl → joki
Summary: document.getSelection() no longer supported → document.getSelection() needs to be implemented
The patch I just attached makes document.getSelection() work in mozilla very much the same way it works in NS 4.x. Apparently the patch removes a lot of useful debuggin code that is used by the editor so we'll probably haveto change the patch to work better together with the editor before checkin this in. Cc:ing akkana and myself.
*** Bug 36343 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
reassign to jst; reset component
Assignee: joki → jst
Target Milestone: --- → M16
This is finally done, document.getSelection() returns the selected text as a string, and it puts a message in the console saying the document.getSelection() is depricated, use window.getSelection() in stead. window.getSelection() is also implemented but that returns a selection object in stead of a string. Marking FIXED.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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