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Can't drag-and-drop text to rearrange (cut and paste) in Safari
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Steps to reproduce:

  1. Select text
  2. Drag
  3. See a "picture" of the text moving
  4. Release the text where it belongs
  5. The "picture" disappears
  6. Nothing happened.

Drag and drop seems to work in Firefox.

See also which might (or might not) describe a similar problem in Chrome.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJun 26 2017, 6:29 PM

This is exactly the behaviour you would expect if you were reading an article, but not if you were editing it.

Deskana triaged this task as Medium priority.Jun 27 2017, 7:09 PM
Deskana moved this task from To Triage to TR1: Releases on the VisualEditor board.

This bug appears to be specific to Safari, as I couldn't reproduce it in Chrome.

Jdforrester-WMF set the point value for this task to 8.Jun 28 2017, 11:57 AM

Turns out Safari is still garbage. Just calling e.dataTransfer.setData(..) within a dragstart listener is enough to kill the text drop cursor. Needs more trial an error bashing. *sigh*