Ok, i'll follow both X and MS "traditions" - in my company users were using Client Access before, so they used to Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V. I think that having internal clipboard as a file in user's home dir is also good idea, because it will allow copy-paste in console version (tn5250 without xterm).
Sorry, I forgot that you guys don't know that I'm talking about selecting rectangular region. This is much different from what xterm offers.
Current (xterm based) copy-paste doesnt work if you copy multiple lines and you have more than one field in a line. Droping data in not a good thing, but it is necessary to paste sellection containing more than one field. Imagine example:
We have two-line selection containing five editable fields, one display only field (description01) and some blanks (showed as underscores). If you copy this selection and try to paste it on another instance of xt5250, you will get an error if you start pasting with cursor on description01, or you will paste description01 to field01 if you place cursor in field01.
If we implement dropping data which cannot be pasted, we can successfuly paste the selection if we start pasting with cursor at first character of description01. Of course if starting position of cursor is different, results are also different, but user should know what he's doing.
This copy-paste concept is not my "revelation" but it's how Client Access does it.
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