From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0rc1) Gecko/20020414 BuildID: 2002041409-1.0.0 it is impossible to select a single word on this page (and others on this site) however the whole line is selected when the cursor is moved up or down (it does not matter where the cursor was, left, middle or at the right). After the whole line is selected and the mouse is moved to the left or the right it is sometimes (<10%) possible to select a part of the line and when that occored it is possible to select a single word (but only on that line...) it is possible to select a single word on this page when it is on the first line (in a section <P align=justify>), the abillity to select a part of a line is also only possible on the first (top) line (in a section <P align=justify>)... the page does not have a doctype set, so the html-page is wrong, but as mozilla displays the page, selections should behave correctly. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. goto http://dunkels.com/adam/tfe/ (or probably any site which does not have a doctype set) 2. try to select a single word that is not on the first line Actual Results: could not select a single word Expected Results: selected a single word The following html demonstrates the problem: <html><body> <p align=justify>This is a test line to demonstrate a problem in mozilla-2002041409-1.0.0: it should not be possible to select a SINGLE word in the second line of this paragraph (which has its alignment set to justify) however it should be possible to select a single word in the first (top) line of this paragraph). If the alignment is changed to 'left', 'center' or 'right' then the problem should not occur. Happy testing :)</p> </body></html>
wfm build 2002041408 win98 Is it a Linux only bug? Your given URL returns 403 Forbidden, so I've tried with the example you provide. I was able to select a single word, or whatever sequence of characters, by double clicking on a word, clicking and dragging the mouse, or clicking on a character and then pressing SHIFT+any cursor key. Then to make sure everything was working fine, I've pasted the text on a text editor and it worked properly.
I'm seeing the bug here on Linux on 2002041218. Double clicking on words in the first line selects the word, double clicking on any word in the second or third line, selects the first word on the line.
Duplicate of "cannot select anything smaller than lines in justified text" *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 58704 ***