3.11  clipboard<%>

There is one clipboard<%> object, the-clipboard, which manages the contents of the system-wide clipboard for cut-and-paste.

Data can be entered into the clipboard in one of two ways: by setting the current clipboard string, or by installing a clipboard-client% object. When a client is installed, requests for clipboard data are directed to the client.

Data is always retrieved from the clipboard as a string. When retrieving clipboard data, a data type string specifies the format of the data string. The availability of different clipboard formats is determined by the current clipboard owner.