many sites on android end up selecting element instead of triggering click interaction




Firefox for Android
a year ago
a year ago


(Reporter: bkelly, Unassigned)


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a year ago
With FF48 I've noticed an increase in sites where I end up selecting an element when I try to interact with the page.  For example:

1) Open
2) Tap "Start Riding" button
3) When it opens the next page, tap the arrow to go back in upper left
4) Observe the arrow div is selected instead of triggering the interaction


1) Open
2) Try to switch from the "poll-only forecast" with the combo box in the bottom left.
3) Observe that some element is selected instead of interacting with the combo box when you tap on it.

Comment 1

a year ago
Mike, can you tell if this is a web compat thing or a browser bug?  It feels like it started in FF48 for me, but maybe I just started visiting these sites at the same time.
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Comment 2

a year ago
Hi Ben,

I tried it on Chrome and on it behaves the same as on FF 48,49,50 and 51. The interaction with the arrow is not triggered. So here i think it's not a browser bug.

But on Chrome it work fine, you can switch from the combo boxes. The device is Galaxy Note 5(6.0.1).
(Sorry for slow replies, PTO + conference travels!)

Yeah, for the uber example, it looks like they've just forgotten to register event handlers for the SVG arrow. Busted everywhere I tested.

I can reproduce the bug, settings needsdiagnosis and hopefully will have more time tomorrow to dig in.
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Comment 4

a year ago
I also got the "selection instead of interaction" on new tweet button.  Tried a second time and it worked. is possibly related. Still flying around the globe -- hope to dig in soon.
(In reply to Mike Taylor [:miketaylr] from comment #5)
> is possibly related. Still
> flying around the globe -- hope to dig in soon.

So that bug doesn't reproduce anymore and Chrome has the same experience for I think we should close this as INVALID (and I'll tweet at Uber to give them a heads up -- or report a bug if I can find the right place to do so).
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
I can only find places to report bug bounty bugs, so I tweeted at @Uber_Support:
(they replied with the right address to file an issue, so i did)
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