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iOS Disable User Select but Allow Input (Snippet)
This is for demonstration purposes. Ideally, you should never use the star selector.
I recommend that you use this early on in your development, and then once you've established
your HTML element palette, go back and replace * with a comma-separated list of your
tag names. Additionally, the !important shouldn't have to be used, but I'm leaving it here
because some enterprising goons will probably copy and paste this directly into their project -
the !important will ensure these settings override other attempts that were either never
deleted or are part of an installed CSS file the user is unaware of.
* {
/* Disable selection/Copy of UIWebView */
-webkit-touch-callout: none;
-webkit-user-select: none;
-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0,0,0,0);
input,textarea {
/* Exception for input areas */
-webkit-touch-callout: default !important;
-webkit-user-select: text !important;

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larssn commented Aug 4, 2017

Also works in WKWebView. Thanks for the snippet.

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