The purpose of this activity is to explore the undo models used in single-user text editing. You will find a few different kinds of textboxes below. Experiment with your web browser’s undo model for text editing by typing, deleting, changing properties, and using Undo. Try to figure out:
- how many undo streams are there—one, or many?
- how is the history divided into undoable units?
- how much previous state is recovered when you undo? (selections? cursor positions?)
- what visible feedback does Undo give? (e.g., if the Undo affects a location scrolled out of the box?)
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Multi-line, plain text
I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one. But I can tell you, anyhow, I’d rather see than be one.
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Reply (To The “Purple Cow”)
by Gelett Burgess
_Apres Cinq Ans,_1914
Ah, yes, I wrote the “Purple Cow”–
I’m sorry, now, I wrote it!
But I can tell you anyhow,
I’ll kill you if you quote it.