Clicking on UL LI bullet selects entire line of text

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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Core
Selection
P3
normal
VERIFIED WONTFIX
19 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: cpratt, Assigned: mjudge)

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Description

19 years ago
Build ID: 1999072116
Platform: Windows NT (testing forthcoming on Mac OS and Linux)

To reproduce:
- Load the attached test case in apprunner
- Click on the bullet at the left of any line

Result: The entire line of text is highlighted

Expected result: Nothing should happen
(Reporter)

Comment 1

19 years ago
Created attachment 967 [details]
Simple test case for bug 10319
(Reporter)

Comment 2

19 years ago
Red Hat Linux 6.0: Bug happens on 1999072208 build
Mac OS 8.5: Bug happens on 1999072208 build

Updated

19 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Target Milestone: M10

Comment 3

19 years ago
This is a new feature; clicking on the bullet or number of a list will select the
whole item.  Resolve as WONTFIX.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

19 years ago
Just out of curiosity - what's the precedent for this? Neither IE 5 nor
Communicator 4.x do this (on Windows), and I don't believe this behavior will
seem correct in terms of other apps' UI as well (for example, Word 97 doesn't
behave this way)...

Comment 5

19 years ago
I believe that:

	- Mike thought it would be cool.
	- I couldn't think of any situations in which a user would be clicking a
bullet otherwise (since, as you point out, it's not a UI object in other apps).

	So, unless the user knows that clicking on a bullet should highlight the
line of text, it shouldn't create any confusing situations, ne?

	If you feel strongly, I suspect Mike would not object to redirecting the
question the UE folks, if you'd like to re-open the bug and reassign it to shuang
or german.

Updated

19 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 6

19 years ago
[No protest, so verifying as WONTFIX.]
(Reporter)

Comment 7

19 years ago
For the record, I do protest this decision as it doesn't make sense in terms of
any UI I can think of from other applications. I'll leave it as verified for
now, but I am cc'ing the UI folks just for the heck of it.

Comment 8

19 years ago
As a UI person, I actually do believe that it works for users: I saw some novice
users did try to click the bullet and hopped it would select the text
line for them...(Word does similar (not exact) thing in Outline mode).
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