cursejs

3.2.0 • Public • Published

Curse

Curse is a library for capturing and restoring selections—primarily for use in HTML elements that are contenteditable, where text may stay the same, but the rendered HTML may change.

Demonstration

Install

bower install curse

Usage

Create a new Curse and pass it an HTMLElement. The curse is capable of capturing and restoring the user's selection inside of that element.

var element = document.querySelector('#editor');
var curse   = new Curse(element);
 
element.innerText = 'Hello world';
 
// User selects "llo w"
 
curse.capture(); // Capture the current cursor or selection
 
element.innerText = 'Hello, world';
 
curse.restore(); // Restore the user's selection.

Note that a Curse is dumb. In the above example, if the user's selection was "llo w", after the text was changed and the cursor restored, the user's selection would have been "llo, ". It is up to the implementer to handle changes in text length by adjusting curse.start and curse.end:

element.innerText = 'Hello world';
// User selects "llo w"
curse.capture();
element.innerText = 'Hello, world';
curse.end++;
curse.restore(); // Selection is "llo, w"

It's possible that depending on your setup, you may need to pass a custom function to a Curse to count node length. This can be done by passing nodeLengthFn:

let curse = new Curse(element, { nodeLengthFn: nodeLengthFn });
 
function nodeLengthFn(node, __super) {
  if (node.classList.contains('Foo')) {
    return 12;
  } else {
    /*
     * `__super` can be called to call the original `nodeLength` function on the
     * given node.
     */
    return __super();
  }
}

Curse still gets a little confused when it sees certain types of HTML elements in a contenteditable. If you run across something, please open an issue.

Development

Tests use testem and run in the Chrome browser.

Install:

git clone git@github.com:slowink/curse.git
cd curse
npm install

Test:

npm test

In order to run the example page (useful for experimentation):

npm run dev

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3.2.0

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