GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 649902
Last modified: 2021-06-10 11:25:39 UTC
Conclusion from the ATK Hackfest regarding bug 638378:
* We are planning on notifying ATs of property changes via property-change events which contain the old and new information. Changes in text selection apply here as well.
* We will need an object ('AtkTextSelection') which reflects a current text selection.
* Properties needed:
* Start offset (where the caret was)
* End offset (where the caret is)
* Selection number (because AtkText supports multiple selections)
* Joanie would also like to have the string if possible and makes sense. :-)
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Created attachment 191511 [details] [review]
It seems ok, but I would like to test it first, and I don't have a proper environment right now.
I will try to do that during the weekend.
I do not think this is needed.
In the text interface you have:
selection to give start and end offset for the selection
text to get the text between two offsets
For the notification:
it would be possible to use detail1,2 for the text offsets and the variant for the text change in the TextSelectionChanged signal.
Currently this signal always sends 0,0,"" as parameters.
(In reply to comment #3)
> I would like to test it first, and I don't have a proper environment right now.
> I will try to do that during the weekend.
API: Did you have a chance to do so?
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > I would like to test it first, and I don't have a proper environment right now.
> > I will try to do that during the weekend.
> API: Did you have a chance to do so?
We briefly talked about this during the last ATK hackfest. Comment 4 is a consequence of that. And as that comment say, right now we are not sure if this is required. We would need to re-think this, so we can retake this in the future if required.
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