Closed Bug 102663 Opened 19 years ago Closed 5 years ago

'spacebar' does not scroll page when focus is on imagemap link


(Core :: DOM: UI Events & Focus Handling, defect)

Not set



Tracking Status
firefox40 --- fixed


(Reporter: jrgmorrison, Assigned: ehsan)



(Keywords: access)


(2 files)

See attached test case. When the focus is tabbed into an imagemap link, hitting
spacebar will not scroll down the page. Moving focus on to a plain text link
does work though.

   Start tabbing until focus is in the image map at the left.
   Then try to hit SPACE to scroll down the page. In comparison,
   get the focus on a plain text link and try to scroll down the 
   page. In 9/27 builds, scrolling doesn't work when focus is on 
   an image map link. [Note: only the first five image map links are
   enabled ('Autos', 'Browser Central', 'Business', 'Careers', 'Computing')).
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.7
->099, access
Keywords: access
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.7 → mozilla0.9.9
Hmm, this is kind of morphing this bug, but in a trunk build from 9pm tonight on 
win2k, as soon as you tab into the image map, ALL key events cease to work. You 
can't tab forward or back out, or access the menus, or use any shortcuts (e.g. 
ctrl-L). You're completely stuck.
Severity: normal → major
This is also in the comm. build from Friday morning.
Summary: 'spacebar' does not scroll page when focus is on imagemap link → when focus is on imagemap link, no key events work
morphing this bug was wrong. Filed bug 115481 for the bigger problem and left 
this one to deal with the narrower case of the spacebar key action.
Depends on: 115481
Summary: when focus is on imagemap link, no key events work → 'spacebar' does not scroll page when focus is on imagemap link
Nominating for nsbeta1 triage.
Keywords: nsbeta1
nsbeta1- per nav triage team, since pgUp/pgDn keys still work.
Keywords: nsbeta1nsbeta1-
Given that makes such prominent use of image maps on its main 
page (and other pages), and that page-down-on-space has worked since ... (not 
sure, 1.0 or 2.0), I don't think we can really treat this as "obscure".
Keywords: nsbeta1-nsbeta1
Nav triage team (including jrgm this time) reiterates nsbeta1-
Keywords: nsbeta1nsbeta1-
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.9 → mozilla1.1
Assignee: bryner → mats.palmgren
Severity: major → normal
This could be fixed as described in bug 915962 comment 5.
This will be fixed by my patch for bug 915962.
Assignee: mats → ehsan
Depends on: 915962
Component: XUL → Event Handling
Backed out because bug 915962 was backed out.
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Closed: 5 years ago5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: mozilla1.1alpha → mozilla40
Component: Event Handling → User events and focus handling
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