Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#8834 closed New Feature (fixed)

Use HTML paste bin for Paste as Plain Text

Reported by: fredck Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Core : Pasting Version: 3.0
Keywords: Cc: satya_minnekanti@…


We're currently using a <textarea> to catch pasted data for the Paste as Plain Text feature. This makes our life easier, because the "some format" to text conversion is done by the source application and the browser.

The problem is that we're having lost of data in that operation. I'm attaching a document, which shows an example of this problem.

If we paste that document into a contenteditable element, we have the following HTML available:

<p class="MsoNormal">Line 1<br>
Line 2</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Line 3</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Line 4</p>

If we do so in a <textearea>, we have this instead:

Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4

As we can see, it is impossible to understand that we have different line-breaks in the document, as well as to precisely enclose paragraphs.

Ideally, we should use a contenteditable element as the paste bin, extracting plain text out of it by ourselves, keeping structural elements that are interesting for us.

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8834_Sample.docx (9.7 KB) - added by fredck 5 years ago.

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Change History (4)

Changed 5 years ago by fredck

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by satya

  • Cc satya_minnekanti@… added

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by j.swiderski

  • Status changed from new to confirmed
  • Version set to 3.0


Is this feature a proposed solution for fixing E.g. #7622, #7146, #6436, #6131 which were targeted for v4?

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by Reinmar

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from confirmed to closed

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