Evidence Found of Proper Cut/Copy/Paste in webOS SDK

palm pre copy cut paste If there was some kind of medal for "services to the online Palm community", then Jason Robitaille should be given fifty of them. The prolific homebrew developer of webOS Quick Install and Internalz has made a discovery equivalent to finding an oasis in the desert: placeholder code in the webOS Mojo SDK for improved cut/copy/paste support.

Somewhat embarrassingly for Palm, who touted this feature in the run-up to the Pre's release, you can only X/C/P in editable text fields, a level of functionality beneath even the geriatric (but loved!) Palm OS Garnet. Let's hope Jay's find doesn't turn out to be a mirage.

Thanks to PreCentral.net for the tip.

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Why wouldnt there be copy/paste

VastheGreek @ 8/29/2009 2:02:12 AM # Q
this is NO i-phone !!!!
RE: Why wouldnt there be copy/paste
jca666us @ 8/29/2009 4:39:19 AM # Q
lol - ironically iphone now has a ore robust copy/paste than the pre does.
RE: Why wouldnt there be copy/paste
VastheGreek @ 8/29/2009 7:58:00 AM # Q
true but it took them 3 yrs to fix it !!!
I just hope the next Palm update lets you use copy/paste through all apps and not just the Palm ones...
IIIxe -> TT -> TX
RE: Why wouldnt there be copy/paste
jca666us @ 8/29/2009 8:24:25 AM # Q
Let's see how long it takes Palm to fix theirs.

Considering everyone made a big deal about copy & paste on the iphone, you'd like to believe Palm would ensure their implementation was first rate on day 1.

Guess not!

RE: Why wouldnt there be copy/paste
CFreymarc @ 8/29/2009 7:08:00 PM # Q
Somewhere deep in the coding cubical of Palm, there is probably a Software QA manager screaming that this feature was supposed to be taken out of the release build.
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'Select All'

Gekko @ 8/29/2009 8:29:35 AM # Q

if i recall, there was no proper "Select All" either which sucked.
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This may be a premature celebration.

bhartman34 @ 9/1/2009 10:57:46 AM # Q
Here's one of the comments in that thread:

You are misinterpreting. This simply allows developers to place text into the clipboard manually.

We use this in our app.

RE: This may be a premature celebration.
freakout @ 9/1/2009 1:37:28 PM # M Q
dammit. mirage after all..
RE: This may be a premature celebration.
robitaille88 @ 9/2/2009 1:28:35 PM # Q
The function is used to capture text, yes.

The important news, however, is that a future API will allow for rich text to be copied and pasted, not just plain text.

Not only that, it shows Palm wants to improve its copy and paste

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