[thelist] disabling web text copy & paste

Robert Lee rob at rob-n-steph.net
Thu Oct 22 15:17:51 CDT 2009

While they really only present a speed bump for someone that really wants to
copy the text, you can Google "disable text selection script" or "no text
selection script" and you should be able to find what you are looking for.

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Subject: [thelist] disabling web text copy & paste

What is the HTML (JavaScript) code that prevents web browsers from copy &
paste on text? You cannot highlight text and paste it, for example, to quote
it in a blog post.

I rarely see it done. It seems super protective in an anti-web way. But some
sites may need this security measure to avoid people stealing their content
in special situations, which I sympathize with.

But why Snopes?


Steven E. Streight 

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