Implement Web cut-and-paste using Atom XML and Firefox XUL

Create AtomClip: A Web clipboard

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James Fuller

Date archived: August 26, 2016 | First published: June 02, 2009

Even after 20 years, the Web continues to redefine itself. The Internet is transforming from a hypertext document system to something that resembles a full-blown operating system. In this article, focus on a critical functionality missing in the emerging cloud-based operating system: The existence of a standards-based Web clipboard. Discover what a Web clipboard might look like using AtomPub and the AtomClip XUL Firefox extension.

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