webkitdropzone global attribute (removed)

The dropzone global attribute was introduced by the HTML5 drag and drop specification as a declarative method for specifying an HTML element's willingness to be the target of a drag-and-drop operation, the content types that can be dropped onto the element, and the drag-and-drop operation (copy/move/link). No browser has implemented the unprefixed version. Blink and WebKit implement a prefixed form of the attribute, webkitdropzone. We would like to remove the prefixed attribute.

Comments

This is a prefixed attribute that will never be standardized. The standardized version of the attribute is failing to gain traction from other browser implementers. Therefore, we would like to remove the attribute before Web content starts depending on it.

Documentation

Specification

Established standard

Status in Chromium

Blink>DataTransfer


Removed (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 58
  • Chrome for Android release 58
  • Android WebView release 58
  • Opera release 45
  • Opera for Android release 45

Consensus & Standardization

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Last updated on 2017-06-14