If focus() is called on an html:input inside of a tab widget ketstrokes do not get processed by the html:input. An example of this is the New Card dialog of the address book. Focus has been called on the first name html:input, but when characters are typed in nothing happens.
reassigning to evaughan to check for possible box involvement, and pass off to kmcclusk if appropriate
mass-moving most m11 bugs to m12
Mass-moving non-PDT+ bugs to M13
*** Bug 6710 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Mass moving M17 bugs to M18
mass-moving all bugs to m21 that are not dofood+, or nsbeta2+
(per trudelle). mass-moving all evaughan non-nsbeta3+ bugs to 'Future' milestone
Tab was rewritten by ben. And this looks like a focus issue not a box issue.
This bug is old. XUL now has its own <textfield> widget, which handles focus "correctly," afaik. Not sure if this still exists, but closing as INVALID anyway.