Commit 2d028546 authored by Daniel Boles's avatar Daniel Boles
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gdkselection: Clarify that X is only a design base

rather than being a requirement for using our selection APIs.
parent 9ae6d092
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* SECTION:selections
* @Short_description: Functions for transfering data via the X selection mechanism
* @Short_description: Functions for transferring data between programs
* @Title: Selections
* The X selection mechanism provides a way to transfer arbitrary chunks of
* GDK’s selection functions, based on the [X selection mechanism](
* provide a way to transfer arbitrary chunks of
* data between programs. A “selection” is a essentially
* a named clipboard, identified by a string interned as a #GdkAtom. By
* claiming ownership of a selection, an application indicates that it will
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* `gtkselection.h` and programmers should use those functions
* instead of the ones presented here. If you plan to implement selection
* handling directly on top of the functions here, you should refer to the
* X Inter-client Communication Conventions Manual (ICCCM).
* [X Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual (ICCCM)](
* Note that although much of the selection API design is based on that of X,
* it will work on other GDK backends too.
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