Draggin images buggy

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03 Jun, 2009 11:22 PM

Dragging images from Safari is buggy; sometimes it works, sometimes I get the URL of the image, not the image itself, and sometimes I get the image, but no "seen on" text.

Is this truly a bug, or a limiation of the types of images it will parse? I've tried linked images, flat images, images within

or div tags, etc, and there seems no clear rhyme or reason to the behavior.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by trevor on 03 Jun, 2009 11:43 PM

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    Hey Steve,

    first of all, Safari 4 beta is broken in that it puts really goofy information onto the dragging pasteboard. It's not a problem in Webkit nightlies so I'm hoping the fix will be picked up before version 4 goes final.

    For Safari 3, I'm limited to what it puts onto the pasteboard for me. If you drag/drop a tee-shirt image from the http://rumplo.com home page then Safari gives me enough information to figure out a) the url the image links to (if it is a link), b) the url of the image itself (which might be different from the 'a' url), c) the url of the page it came from.

    However, if (on the rumplo home page) you right-click one of the images and say "open image in new window" then the image you drag isn't linking to anything and doesn't appear on a "page" as such - so all I can do is "speak" the image url.

    For now I have to say that I'm not going to work on getting Safari 4 working properly until I know I'm going to be stuck with the garbage I'm being given - fixing it will be decidedly non-trivial.

    But if you've got some examples of unpredictable drag/drop behavior that can be reproduced with Safari 3 or any recent webkit nightly I'd certainly be interested in the steps to reproduce.

    Regards, Trev

  2. 2 Posted by Steve on 04 Jun, 2009 09:28 PM

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    Thanks for the info. You are indeed correct about the nightlies. One thing I'm confused about: "all I can do is "speak" the image url". I'm not sure why this wouldn't work, as its no different than pasting in a direct img url into the chat field, which shows a picture fine.

    One other thing- it would be nice if we could customize, or remove the "seen on" text. Personally, I think the "--" is good enough.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by trevor on 08 Jun, 2009 07:41 PM

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    Hey Steve,

    Safari 4 (non-beta) has finally addressed the issue. If you download the latest Safari 4, it should work as per Safari 3.

    Regards, Trev.

  4. trevor closed this discussion on 08 Jun, 2009 07:41 PM.

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