Open Bug 1724299 Opened 2 years ago Updated 2 months ago

Implement auto-expanding <details>


(Core :: Find Backend, enhancement)





(Reporter: jarhar, Unassigned)


(Depends on 1 open bug)


In this HTML spec PR, we are making <details> automatically expand for element fragments and find-in-page:
This way, the user can effectively use find-in-page to search for content hidden inside <details> elements without having to manually expand all of them first.
In order to make it performant, the spec PR also suggests using content-visibility:hidden inside <details>'s user agent shadowdom instead of "removing the slot from the rendering" when <details> are closed.

The Bugbug bot thinks this bug should belong to the 'Firefox::Address Bar' component, and is moving the bug to that component. Please revert this change in case you think the bot is wrong.

Component: General → Address Bar
See Also: → 1314048

Thank you for opening this enhancement. I will set this as New and waiting for the developers opinion about it.

Thanks for your input.

Ever confirmed: true

Not sure whether this belongs in Find Toolbar or Core, but auto-expanding when the find toolbar is used sounds like more of the former...

Component: Address Bar → Find Toolbar
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

FYI: This is now shipping in Chrome.
From Chrome 97 announcement at

"Auto-expand Details Elements

Closed details elements are now searchable and can now be linked to. These hidden elements will also automatically expand when find-in-page, ScrollToTextFragment, and element fragment navigation are used."

Component: Find Toolbar → Find Backend
Product: Toolkit → Core
Depends on: 1789166
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