TAB key doesn't work as expected in JAVA game



Core Graveyard
Java: OJI
16 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Stephan Golux, Assigned: Joe Chou)


Windows 98

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16 years ago
I am not sure whether this is actually a dup of bug #58712 or not... but if you
go to the following URL:

And select a crossword puzzle to play, the tab key will not move you from word
to word as is intended in the design of that game.  The tab key does work as
intended in Netscape 4.7 and in IE and in Opera.

NB - you will need to use some existing Yahoo account to log into this game, or
you can create a new one to test.

This is on 2002051006 - RC2.

Comment 1

16 years ago
reporter: there are at least 3 different java providers for mozilla for 
windows, sun jre 1.3.1, sun jre 1.4, and ibm jre (i'm not sure about the 
version), could you please indicate which one you are using and which one you 
used in n4 and opera (additionally, which version of opera are you using).

also if possible, would you please test a different jre to see whether it 
behaves differently? [for bonus points, could you test netscape6.00 -- which is 
essentially a very old mozilla -- to see if this is a regression]
Assignee: aaronl → joe.chou
Component: Keyboard Navigation → OJI
QA Contact: sairuh → pmac

Comment 2

16 years ago
Hello - I may be a bit over my head technically on this, but I am using sun's
Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Version 1.4.0, Default Virtual Maching
Version 1.4.0-b92.

I'm embarrassed to say that I don't know how to check which version of Java is
in use by Opera.  I am further embarrassed to say that my initial report is
actually incorrect, Opera seems to also not handle the TAB as expected, although
it used to in the days (just a month ago) before I installed JRE to use with
Mozilla -- so perhaps this is a problem with JRE?  I am not technically astute
enough to judge.  With Netscape 4.7, again I am unsure how to say what it is
using for JAVA, but I have reconfirmed that when I use it, the TAB key behaves
as expected.  And as for IE, I am using version 5, Version 5.00.2614.3500 --
again I don't know how to determine how it is getting it's Java, but the TAB key
is acting as expected.

I am somewhat disinclined to install Netscape 6.0 -- I had attempted to do so
many months ago, and run into some rather severe problems on my system that were
cleared up when I de-installed... but if it would be a huge help to the
development team, I would be willing to install, test and de-install, but let me
know how critical that is before I take the time to do that... I am game to do
it but I don't want to do it redundantly.

So, I hope this info helps, pardon the incorrect assertion that it worked with

Over and out.

I am further embarrassed to say that I didn't check Opera immediately bef

Comment 3

16 years ago
WFM on Windows 98 (2002 050908, Java 2 1.3.1_02).

Comment 4

16 years ago
I've verified that tabbing doesn't work for this applet when using JRE 1.4 with
Mozilla 1.2a or Netscape 6.1.  Tabbing works correctly in Mozilla/Netscape when
using the IBM VM or Sun JRE 1.3.  Also works in IE 5.5.


16 years ago
QA Contact: pmac → petersen

Comment 5

15 years ago
IE and Mozilla behave identically for me with JRE 1.5 on the latest build. 
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME


8 years ago
Component: Java: OJI → Java: OJI
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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