As of Firefox 52, I'm planning to let the selection events API <> ride the trains on
all platforms.  This feature has been implemented and enabled on Nightly
behind the dom.select_events.enabled pref since September last year.
Blink, WebKit and Edge are all shipping this API as well.

This feature was previously discussed in this "intent to implement" thread:
The credit for implementing it goes to Michael Layzell.

Bug to turn on by default:
Link to standard:

Note that there is a spec issue on this pending still <>, but because of the reason
stated in <>, I
don't think the resolution to that needs to block Gecko shipping the API.

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