Selected text should not display the background of the page at all, especially not in reverse color. When you come upon a page that has a background with a "bar" on the left side of the screen, but the creator of the image didn't put enough space on the right of the bar for higher resolutions (open up the link in 1152x864 or higher and you'll see what I mean), the image will unintentionally wrap. This makes the text displayed over the wrapped "bar" portion difficult (sometimes impossible) to see. Although *that* is the author's fault, the solution when you come upon a page such as that is to select the text, which normally would display the text in reverse and a special flat-color box around the text that is the non-reversed color of the text. By allowing the background to be seen when selecting the text, and then reversing the background color, that produces the same problem in seeing the text, eliminating that particular solution to the problem.
[QA Assigning to self.]
email@example.com, could you please provide a few more details --- I can't reproduce this using the 1999101908 build. * What build date are you using? Have you reproduced this on a recent build? * Could you please attach a screen shot displaying the behavior that you consider to be undesirable? Thanks!
Mr. Gus provided e-mail with a link to http://disco-zombie.net/bugshrine/ ; I've updated the URL to reflect it. This URL contains an exceptionally clear page to display the bug. (His e-mail contained additional information, but I only post e-mail to public forum with permission of sender.)
Broke a Mac OS-only side issue raised by Mr. Gus's shrine-page into bug #17077.
setting to M15
Priority: P3 → P4
Summary: Selected text shouldnt display/reverse background → Selected text shouldn't display/reverse background
We are not using XOR anymore until the CSS3 specs talk more about selection style and using XOR. we are hooking up this week selection color to the style system. Right now its an awful green color.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
*SPAM*: Changing the QA contact of all open/resolved Selection bugs from firstname.lastname@example.org to BlakeR1234@aol.com. After the many great years of service Eli has given to Mozilla, it's time for him to move on; he has accepted a position at Eazel. We'll be sad to see him go, and I'll do my best to fill his spot...
QA Contact: elig → BlakeR1234
verified fixed on 200208 (trunk) on win 98, selected text is in white with blue background on test url.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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