Use HTML paste bin for Paste as Plain Text
|Reported by:||fredck||Owned by:|
|Component:||Core : Pasting||Version:||3.0|
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.
Change History (4)
Changed 5 years ago by fredck
comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by j.swiderski
- Status changed from new to confirmed
- Version set to 3.0