Re: Meeting Summary & Thoughts, Doug & BCL, Monday August 21, 2000

From: Ben Darnell (
Date: Fri Aug 25 2000 - 06:24:31 PDT

On Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 01:00:03AM -0700, earth wrote:
> We then spent some time talking about current technologies and
> I showed Doug a quick introduction to Javascript and talked a little
> about some of the limitations of javascript versus java for the
> a thin client. One question Doug had that I couldn't answer is
> whether any current javascript DOM allows javascript to find out what
> text is selected by the mouse. Obviously javascript is a
> very limited language for attempting to implement any serious
> Augment candidate, but its an extremely light way to
> implement some concepts.

document.getSelection() works in both Netscape 4.7 and Mozilla M17,
although it does not seem to appear in the latest DOM standard. I'm not
sure if there's equivalent functionality in the standard or not.


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