On Aug 20, 2014 4:19 AM, "Daniel Cheng" <dch...@chromium.org> wrote: > > On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 3:36 AM, Hallvord R. M. Steen <hst...@mozilla.com > wrote: > >> I don't have "input" as such, but I have a few questions: >> Is there any widely used software that writes RTF data to the system clipboard but *not* HTML? > > I'm curious about the answer to this as well. I haven't seen any examples raised outside of TextEdit. While TextEdit is widely deployed, is it actually widely used as a rich text editor? I know I just use it as the occasional scratch pad. If there aren't any good examples, I don't think it makes sense to make RTF a mandatory data type. If there are, I still think it'd make more sense to push those editors towards supporting HTML rather than trying to make browsers support RTF.
Another likely "scratch pad" editor that only supports RTF is Windows WordPad. A real and [surprisingly still] popular editor that only accepts RTF pastes -- at least as of its fairly recent X5 version (now on version X7) -- is WordPerfect. I learned this in the past few years while building a very [ *very*] premium product for a legal research/workflow solutions company. When I created the rich copy functionality [using Flash], we were required to support plain text, HTML, and RTF for the clipboard injection as WordPerfect X5 couldn't consume the HTML clipboard segment when pasting but could consume RTF. Not sure if that has changed in X6 or X7 as I no longer work for that employer.