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
"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