Issue 115016 - [sw] difficult to append text to meta(-field)
Summary: [sw] difficult to append text to meta(-field)
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: DEV300m89
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2010-10-11 16:50 UTC by
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:18 UTC (History)
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Description 2010-10-11 16:50:50 UTC
it is difficult to append text at the end of a meta / meta-field element.

the meta(-field) has a dummy character at the start, making it possible to
position the cursor directly before the meta(-field), or at the very beginning
of the meta(-field).

but at the end there is no dummy character, so the position is ambiguous.

[also it may still be possible for the suffix of a meta-field to suddenly vanish
in unlikely cases, which would be trivial to prevent with a dummy character at
the end]
Comment 1 2010-10-11 16:55:01 UTC
forgot to mention that adding the dummy character will be a lot of work,
because handling the insertion of a paragraph break within the meta(-field)
must result in both dummy characters being in the _same_ paragraph.
(the meta(-field) must not span paragraphs.)

this requires adapting various Undo and possibly Redlining stuff which will take
a lot of time.
Comment 2 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:18:07 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".