Under certain conditions a value is not submitted for a form with method=GET




HTML: Form Submission
15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Mitch Amiano, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)





15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507

CSS style:
@media screen {  #text:before { content: "Search: " } }
<form method="GET" action="http://www.softwareadjuvant.com/cgi-bin/dummy.cgi">
<input type="text" name="text" id="text" size="20">
*Splat* Moz can't walk and chew gum at the same time. 
First, the input cursor disappears.
Next, if a default value is provided, the value erratically appears above the
input instead of inside of it.
Most importantly, Mozilla apparently loses access to the actual value of the
input field, which never gets submitted to the cgi.
If I toss out the CSS, it works, but I lose the snip of help text. If I toss out
the name, the CGI doesn't get the field. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use a form input with both name and id set. 
2. Use a CSS style in the header, with @media screen { #someid:before { content:
"stuff" } }
3. Use GET for the form action. 
4. Type something into the field. Press enter.

Actual Results:  
The url which results looks like this:

Expected Results:  

Well, I'm trying to put this little field up on my Wiki site, and this bug is
preventing it from working in Mozilla.  Either the users don't know what the
heck the field is for, or they have to put up with a spurious form field on the
printed output, or the thing simply doesn't work. 

It would make me sick to make the claim, "It only works in IE" (because I've
tried to make it work for standard Moz).
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Comment 2

13 years ago
I'm marking this as Worksforme because the problem is no longer reproduceable in
current versions of Mozilla. 
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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