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

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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback/Archive_2017_1#Text_disappeared_during_editing.2C_when_I_tried_to_drag_wording_down_the_page 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*