Remember a while back I wrote about some odd behaviour with the Web Share API in Safari on iOS?
share()method is triggered, iOS provides multiple ways of sharing: Messages, Airdrop, email, and so on. But the simplest option is the one labelled “copy”, which copies to the clipboard.
Here’s the thing: if you’ve provided a text parameter to the
share()method then that’s what’s going to get copied to the clipboard—not the URL.
That’s a shame. Personally, I think the
urlfield should take precedence.
Tess filed a bug soon after, which was very gratifying to see.
- Share URL, title, and text
- Share URL and title
- Share URL and text
Very handy! The results (using the “copy” to clipboard action) are somewhat like rock, paper, scissors:
- URL beats title,
- text beats URL,
- nothing beats text.
So it’s more like rock, paper, high explosives.