[TextShare] - proposal to make a desktop-wide format for text
revol at free.fr
Thu Jun 19 12:15:50 PDT 2008
> On Tuesday 17 June 2008, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> > For this to work, we need cross-desktop agreement on a format
> > for the text. Since most clipboard mechanisms let applications
> > give a list of available formats, this format need not be the
> > only (or even preferred) format for all applications, but it
> > should be widely supported.
> IMHO a suitable candidate would be OpenDocument.
> The destination program can selectively, depending on its
> extract any level of details, e.g. just the content, basic
> formatting, etc.
Well, other candidates could be possible, like PDF, but it doesn't
maintain a real logical sturcture AFAIK.
> Especially if one considers not only text made of words, but also
> where currently a text based exchange is used for structured data,
> tables formatted as CSV, or text data is mixed with non-text data,
BeOS/Haiku spreadsheets can use text/x-csv or something I think...
But it should be easy to add others. OOo format would be a little
harder until it's ported and a translator for it is written though.
> copying a selection in a browser, including images.
Indeed html doesn't embed images...
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