DESCRIPTION: There are at least four textarea regressions from two days ago (although the CR and LF entities bug is fixed). They are the following: * Motion keys do not work. Up, down, home, end pgup, pagedn, right, left. * Any hard returns are double-submitted (at least when wrap=hard). That is, I pressed return on the line between these bullet points, but they're going to come out with a blank line between them, even though I didn't write that. * I get horizontal scrollbars when I don't need them. * The only way to delete a newline character is to put the cursore *after* the first character on the next line and hit backspace, instead of before it. STEPS TO REPRODUCE: * Fill out a bugzilla form like I'm doing now. DOES NOT WORK CORRECTLY ON: * Linux, apprunner, 1999-10-19-08-M11 Sorry I don't have time to write this bug up more formally...
Motion key problems are covered in bug 16795 I believe.
Actually, the returns problem seems to involve only turning single returns to double.
That's not it either, the extra return comes after any hard return on a line that actually had to be wrapped to multiple lines...
Reassigning to Steve.
I actually suspect the extra newlines thing has to do with editing around the default value of a textarea - and has therefore only shown up since bug 16624 was fixed. If you look at bug 16848, which I filed using 10-19-08-M11 Linux apprunner, it says: DESCRIPTION: In my test page for Document interfaces I'm getting a crash with the following stack trace: where I typed: DESCRIPTION: In my test page for Document interfaces I'm getting a crash with the following stack trace: The "DESCRIPTION:" was in my Bugzilla template, along with entities as described in bug 16624.
OK... this bug should probably be split. If I number the original regressions, (1) is already bug 16795, (2) and (4) are both related to entities in default values, I think, and (3) is a separate bug relating to scrolling (and there's actually more to add to that - that carrying occurs too late, widthwise, which is probably what's causing the horizontal scrollbar to be needed.) Do you want me to split it?
yes, it would be very helpful to have this bug split out into separate problem reports, since different people will work on different problems. thanks!
Summary: textarea regressions → problems with CR and LF entities in textareas
Spun off (3) into bug 16936. Now this bug only covers (2) and (4). My original analysis of these was completely wrong. Retitling appropriately. There are some other tests I'd like to write for this bug, but I really have other things to do (homework!). I suspect you're displaying CR as a space or something like that..., but going forward and back or submitting the form turns it into a proper return...
Here's a more formal series of steps to reproduce this bug: * load http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi * select "Browser" * Go to the description field and type the following text (between lines of dashes): ------------------------------------ DESCRIPTION: STEPS TO REPRODUCE: WORKS INCORRECTLY ON: * Linux apprunner 1999-10- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: ------------------------------------ * Hit the button "Remember values as a bookmarkable template" * click "to this link" * carefully examine the resulting textarea. Plenty of things are wrong with this text area. For example: * put the cursor on the word "DESCRIPTION" and hit the down arrow. This moves you down 2 lines instead of one * click the mouse after the end of the line "STEPS TO REPRODUCE" (so the cursor is after the colon), hit enter, cilck the same place again (so the cursor is again after the colon), and type a letter. The letter appears at the beginning of the next line instead of after the colon * actually submit the form. It gets submitted with extra blank lines in a bunch of places.
setting to M14
M14? This blocks using bookmarked templates to file bugs in Bugzilla, which is something QA wants, I think.
The above testcase shows the following: * The problem of moving down two lines on a downarrow happens whenever there is an empty line that was created from the default value, whether that default value involves entities or not. * similarly editing problems only depend on empty lines from default values. In the testcase, you can see editing problems by placing the cursor after the "A" and hitting backspace. The cursor ends up on the previous line. * Initially, CR entities (
) show as spaces, while LF entities and characters show as linebreaks. I might try playing with CR-LF (DOS) and CR (Mac) files later.
Note that 4.x treats all four tests correctly. Furthermore, note that the last test case behaves the same way in mozilla if I change it to CR-LF (DOS format).
Summary: problems with CR and LF entities in textareas → [4.xP]problems with CR and LF entities in textareas
Summary: [4.xP]problems with CR and LF entities in textareas → [DOGFOOD][4.xP]problems with CR and LF entities in textareas
Marking DOGFOOD because I think it is. If I shouldn't be doing that, yell.
Putting on PDT+ radar.
now that it is PDT+, moving it over to M12 and linking to tracking bug 12658
this has not been investigate, but buster suspects that we're putting illegal CR-LF's into the content model, when we should only be adding CR (\n), he may need help from troy or nisheeth
I'll take a look
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Summary: [DOGFOOD][4.xP]problems with CR and LF entities in textareas → [DOGFOOD][4.xP] Textarea filled from bookmark has wrong line breaks
The bookmark gets stored as: <DT><A HREF="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?bug_status=NEW& reporter=sfraser%40netscape.com&product=Browser&version=other&priority=P3& rep_platform=Other&op_sys=other&bug_severity=normal&maketemplate=Remember+values+ as+bookmarkable+template&assigned_to=&cc=&bug_file_loc=&short_desc=&comment= DESCRIPTION%0D%0DSTEPS+TO+REPRODUCE%0D%0DWORKS+INCORRECTLY+ON%0D+Mac+ OS%0D%0DADDITIONAL+INFORMATION%0D&form_name=enter_bug" ADD_DATE="943328667">Enter Bug</A> Notice that Returns are being stored as %0D (CR). CC:ing rjc, Mr Bookmarks, adjusting summary.
Interestingly, the URL created by 4.5 (Mac) contains encoded CRLF line breaks, as does Mozilla (Windows). So we may want to standardize on those. However, we should still be filtering line breaks when putting data into the content model.
I think we need to normalize line breaks in nsHTMLTextAreaElement::SetDefaultValue(), but can find no convenient routine to do this. Nor does nsString seem to have a string replace function that I could use.
Patch: Index: nsHTMLTextAreaElement.cpp =================================================================== RCS file: /cvsroot/mozilla/layout/html/content/src/nsHTMLTextAreaElement.cpp,v retrieving revision 1.34 diff -r1.34 nsHTMLTextAreaElement.cpp 376c376 < // trim leading whitespace --- > // trim leading whitespace. -- why? 378,380c378,391 < nsString value(aDefaultValue); < value.Trim(whitespace, PR_TRUE, PR_FALSE); < mInner.SetAttribute(kNameSpaceID_HTML, nsHTMLAtoms::value, value, PR_TRUE); --- > nsString defaultValue(aDefaultValue); > defaultValue.Trim(whitespace, PR_TRUE, PR_FALSE); > > // normalize line breaks. Need this e.g. when the value is coming from a URL, > // which used platform line breaks. > // first convert CRLF pairs to LF > PRInt32 offset; > while ((offset = defaultValue.Find("\r\n")) != kNotFound) > defaultValue.Cut(offset, 1); // remove the CR > > // now replace remaining CRs with LFs > defaultValue.ReplaceChar("\r", '\n'); > > mInner.SetAttribute(kNameSpaceID_HTML, nsHTMLAtoms::value, defaultValue, PR_TRUE);
This problem really has nothing to do with bookmarks, since it can be reproduced by just clicking on the "bookmarkable" link. However, I think you've uncovered a form submission bug on Linux. I think 4.x sent CR-LF (%0D%0A) for line-breaks in textareas, but seamonkey is sending just LF (%0A). (I assume you meant %0A when you said %0D.) This might be a recent change, since it prevents me from seeing this bug on a template bookmarked using Mozilla (as opposed to one bookmarked in 4.x and copied to my Mozilla bookmarks). However, that patch definitely looks like a good thing... but does it fix all the problems I mentioned?
(Actually, you did mean %0D. You must have bookmarked that on Mac, which means this form submission bug probably exists on Mac too... or is there not a need to submit CR-LF for compatibility. What do other browsers do?)
I was addressing the issue of filling in the default value of textareas using the correct line termination (since all content in gecko is LF terminated). You are correct that we also need to ensure that we submit forms with the correct line breaks. karnaze: what line termination should be used when textareas are submitted? Should this differ by platform, and where does the translation (if any) need to happen?
CCing Eric and Steve.
I spun off the form submission bug into bug 19954.
BTW, HTML 4.0 answers sfraser's question - it says newlines should always be CR-LF. That seems to be what NN 4.x does (on Linux, anyway, which is an LF platform). But that should go on bug 19954... this bug has enough on it already.
Correcting result of midair collision, even though I don't know if it's needed anymore. I could've sworn the midair collision detection said the only change karnaze made was to the comments...
This patch looks golden to me. Go ahead and check it in. I've checked and Nav on Linux submits in this way, so we're actually helping backwards compatability here too. :) Feel free to mark me as the reviewer of this change.
pollmann - your last comment seems to fit better on bug 19954 than this one. Could you have written it on the wrong bug?
Waiting for resolution on this and 19954 which are related; waiting for parser people to return from vacation. Will address on 11/29
Yes, in my above comment, the bit about this being backwards compatable with Nav applies to bug 19954. I do, however, think that both changes are a good thing. Specifically, the patch above and some yet-to-be-determined patch in nsFormFrame to fix bug 19954. We need to have platform neutral linefeed bahaviour, and both of these fixes are needed to achieve that. Simon, thanks for chasing this one down.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Checked in the patches here and in bug 19954, both of which address the problem. rickg says that the conversions in the parser will at some stage go away. To verify, follow dbaron's 10/28/99 20:39 steps. Note that you should verify this bug on all 3 platforms, since line termination issues can be platforms specific.
QA Contact update.
Dave (dbaron), if I did the testcase correctly (the 11/05/99 14:37 attachment/test case) this appears to still be happening with the 1999120308 Linux6 mozilla build. Could you verify this on your machine also? Using your testcase on Win98, I'm seeing a box char appearing for
in tests 1) & 3). Additionally, while on Linux test 3) looks like this: -------------------------- |Line | |Another line. | | -------------------------- on Win98 it looks like this: -------------------------- |Line|_||_|Another line. | | | | -------------------------- where '|_|' equals the box char. Will test on MacOS as soon as I resurect my machine...in the meantime Dave, if you wouldn't mind giving this a quick look-see, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
Why isn't the bug reopened? Doing so, based on those last comments.
Uhhh...cuz I'm a coffee-zombie? Sorryaboutthat...clearing FIXED resolution...
firstname.lastname@example.org: please describe your steps to test, in your own words, because the things I try seem work fine.
Linux looks fine to me, still waiting for my Window's build...
Works on Linux 1999120508 mozilla build...checking other platforms...
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago → 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Okay, this works on WinNT 1999120516 mozilla and MacOS86 1999120508 netscape as well. Changing resolution to fix and marking VERIFIED FIXED.
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