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OSNews: The Big freedesktop.org Interview

Nov 25, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rayiner Hashem, Eugenia Loli-Queru)

"Rayiner Hashem: In your presentation at Nove Hrady, you point out that drag and drop still doesn't work as it should, mainly because of poor implementations. Are there plans for a drag-and-drop library to ease the implementation of XDND functionality?

"Havoc Pennington: The issue isn't poor implementation in the libraries, it's simpler than that. When you add drag and drop to an application you have a list of types that you support dragging or dropping, such as 'text/plain'. Applications simply don't agree on what these types are.

"So we need a registry of types documenting the type name and the format of the data transferred under that name. That's it..."

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