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Re: Drag and drop patch for X, please review.

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Drag and drop patch for X, please review.
Date: 18 Jan 2004 23:10:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Jan D." <address@hidden> writes:

> There is one problem with this, I need to know beforehand what Emacs
> is going to to with the URL to tell the drop source if Emacs is
> accepting
> the URL or not.  Consider dropping text that will be inserted in a
> buffer.
> It is not useful (or easy to make it work correctly) to drop that on the
> tool bar, menu bar or scroll bar.  If you have multiple windows in the
> frame, it is hard to select the one the user intended.  Also, if the
> buffer is read only, we don't want to accept a drop there.  So currently
> these kind of drops are not accepted.  

In those cases, it could just copy the url to the kill-ring and print a
suitable message in the echo area, e.g. Use C-y to insert the dropped URL.

>                                        But dropping a file on the menu
> bar or on a read only buffer window is useful, it justs open the file
> in a
> new window.

That's fine.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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