"redirecting" the selection request

Mikhail Gusarov dottedmag at gorodok.net
Sat Aug 20 08:00:43 PDT 2005

Hello all,

I'm trying to "redirect" the selection request coming to my
application to the another one with the following piece of code:

void selection_request_handler(XSelectionRequestEvent* e)

Where another_selection() returns XA_PRIMARY when passed XA_CLIPBOARD,
and vice versa.

The effect should be this: if my application acquired XA_PRIMARY, any
request to XA_PRIMARY should result in XA_CLIPBOARD content being sent
to the original requestor and vice versa, but... it just does not
work. Is there way to accomplish such a 'forwarding'?

I'm unsure that's the proper list to ask, so please point me to the
right one if I'm wrong.

Mikhail Gusarov
ICQ UIN: 111575219
JID: dottedmag at jabber.fanstvo.com

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