Will users be able to select text in the web browser?

by peterL » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:32:24 GMT


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 Hi all,
 I would really like for my application to be able to use this
scenario:
 the user selects some text from a web page he/she is browsing using a
standard web browser, and then my application handles the text from
this selection.
 As far as I can see, this feature is currently absent, but are there
plans to make that possible in a future version of Android? I'm sure
this would be helpful for a lot of useful applications.

Thanks~
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Will users be able to select text in the web browser?

by Hielko » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 09:06:21 GMT


 I wouldn't count on it. I'm not sure what you exactly want to
archieve, but to implement something like this would mean that the
browser needs to fire an intent everytime the user selects something
and then it would also somehow need to know what the external
application wants to do with it.



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Will users be able to select text in the web browser?

by peterL » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 14:53:27 GMT


 Consider, for example, these situations:
Suppose while you are browsing the Web, you see a phone number on a
page - you'll want to be able to simply click it and call this number,
or you see an address - you would just click and it opens on the Map,
or you see something of interest that you'd like to keep permanently -
you then select this text and store it in your application's database.
I do not see any conceptual difficulties that would prevent extending
the web browser in such a way so as to allow external applications to
deal with the content of the web page being displayed.
Why not create some sort of a plugin system for the standard web
browser similar to that of Firefox, where all of the scenarios I
mentioned are already available?
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