W3C releases draft for clipboard API
After releasing the previous draft for a clipboard API in 2006, the W3C has now published an updated version. Currently, Microsoft's Internet Explorer offers the
The draft defines three events,
paste. For accessing the clipboard, it uses the
clearData methods that are defined in the forthcoming HTML5 standard's DataTransfer interface. It remains an open question whether there will be an official list of permitted data types for clipboard operations, and who could maintain such a list. Other topics in need of clarification are the handling of composite objects and the processing of copy/paste operations across web sites.