Clipboard/Selection Target Types
domlachowicz at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 1 02:50:28 EET 2004
> AbiWord (1.0.4) didn't offer any of the above.
Yeah, AbiWord 2.0 and better supports HTML on the
> So there seems to be some disagreement for
> (i) What is the encoding? - have I missed
> something here, or is there
> no way of telling what encoding the data is in?
No there isn't. We should come up with a spec
regarding this. I'd personally propose, at a minimum:
HTML 4.0, UTF8 document (or document fragments) under
a text/html atom
XHTML 1.x full document, under a application/xhtml+xml
> (iii) Is there a way of insisting on XHTML for those
> of us who prefer
I'd suggest using the xhtml atom instead.
> Invent a new atom: "text/xml-fragment" to signify a
> fragment of XML
> source data.
> The data is a fragment of XML source, stored in
> UTF-8 encoding.
I'd suggest that any XML fragment actually be a valid
XML fragment - that is, have an <?xml version
encoding?> declaration at the top. This takes care of
all encoding issues. I'd also like to see a mandatory
DOCTYPE declaration as well.
I can see the usefulness of such a mimetype for
certain XML-ish apps. However, it says nothing about
what's inside the fragment, what it's mimetype or
doctype is, etc... I fear that this makes it virtually
useless to office-type applications who might want to
use this data, other than maybe extracting the text
from it. But that's what UTF8_STRING is for. However,
this could be of some use to something like MLView or
I'd amend your proposal to include the following:
"For any proposed xml-fragment type, the data must
also be offered under its proper mime-type atom."
> (iii) should we require an <?xml ?> header? If we
> do, can we relax the
> UTF-8 requirement and allow normal rules about XML
Definitely. This shouldn't even be up for discussion,
> Alternatively, we need to specify _exactly_ what
> should go into
> "text/html" - currently the encoding issue is a
> blocker for me. Should
> I write up the various issues and behaviours
IMO, both of these are worth doing independantly of
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