Open Bug 211079 Opened 19 years ago Updated 9 months ago
Can't select text between absolutely positioned div's (Google PDFs)
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 If a page consists of a number of <DIV> elements with absolute positioning, it's impossible to select text from more than one of these DIVs at the same time. This is especially conspicous with Google's PDF-to-HTML converter, which converts a PDF document into a series of absolutely-positioned <DIV> elements with the appearance of a single document. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Visit the sample URL (or the attached simplified test case) 2. Begin a selection on the top line (eg, click at the beginning of XTEST and hold the mouse button) 3. Attempt to complete the selection on the second line (drag the mouse cursor down to the second line and in a few characters) Actual Results: No part of the second line was selected. Expected Results: Selected part of the second line; behaved like it would have if this page were just normally flowed text. Selection also behaves strangely on this page if you attempt to start a selection outside of text (eg between the first and second lines) or dismiss a current selection by clicking outside of text.
Summary: Can't select text between absolutely positioned div's → Can't select text between absolutely positioned div's (Google PDFs)
This bug is also present in FireBird 20030703.
*** Bug 221057 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
H/OS -> All/All URL is replaced with working one
Then 'background-attachment: fixed;', this bug is reproduced too. See http://bugzilla.mozilla.gr.jp/attachment.cgi?id=2147&action=view
Looks like the patch for bug 53966 fixed this bug, too. Tested with a Linux trunk build from today.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Linux build 211079 It works very unstable. To select the text in the testcase one should carefully move mouse along each line of the text. And the bug is still easy to reproduce: 1. Open the testcase 2. Push the left mouse button at the word "XTEXT" 3. Move the mouse to the right lower corner of the browser window. 4. Only several letters of the text are selected Expected result: all the text sould be selected Reopenning...
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
> Linux build 211079 Ops. I meant Linux build 2004072005
Assignee: mjudge → nobody
QA Contact: pmac → selection
Severity: normal → S4
Priority: -- → P5
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