Simon Harriyott

Foiled!

Recently, I started prototyping a web application. Work was progressing nicely, until a simple FireFox feature stumped me. Without going into details, the foundation of the application was dragging a URL from a (third-party) page into a text box. Unfortunately FireFox currently appends the link text to the URL, which makes it unusable. You can test this by dragging a link (e.g. this one) to the address bar.

Because it's the drag, rather than the drop that does the appending, there's not much I can do about it on a standard text box on a web page. As the target audience is the Web 2.0 types, a Windows client application is a poor compromise. I've got some research to do...
31 January 2006