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bug#20804: 24.4; XdndDrop does not use time stamp


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#20804: 24.4; XdndDrop does not use time stamp
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 23:40:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Urs Fleisch <address@hidden> writes:

[...]

> However, I think that also the behavior of Emacs could
> be improved. It does not use the time stamp which can be found in the
> XdndDrop message when requesting the selection. The XDND specification
> <http://www.newplanetsoftware.com/xdnd/> states:
>
> XdndDrop
>
> Sent from source to target to complete the drop.
>
>     data.l[0] contains the XID of the source window.
>     data.l[1] is reserved for future use (flags).
>     data.l[2] contains the time stamp for retrieving the data. (new in
>     version 1)
>
> When passing the value found in data.l[2] as the optional time stamp
> argument to x-get-selection-internal, dropping from Qt 5 works with
> Emacs. I have attached a patch fixing this.
>
> ~~~~
> --- x-dnd.el.orig     2015-06-13 09:52:02.999811917 +0200
> +++ x-dnd.el  2015-06-13 09:53:30.808247335 +0200
> @@ -496,10 +496,12 @@
>       ((equal "XdndDrop" message)
>        (if (windowp window) (select-window window))
>        (let* ((dnd-source (aref data 0))
> +             (timestamp (aref data 2))
>               (value (and (x-dnd-current-type window)
>                           (x-get-selection-internal
>                            'XdndSelection
> -                          (intern (x-dnd-current-type window)))))
> +                          (intern (x-dnd-current-type window))
> +                          timestamp)))
>               success action)

(I'm going through old bug reports that have unfortunately not gotten
any responses.)

I'm not really familiar with how drag and drop works, but I think this
sounds like it makes sense.  Does anybody else with more knowledge (than
me) about this area think so too?

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