User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6 when page loaded in konqueror/IE it displays the persons' names in status bar when mouse is over their heads. does not work in mozilla. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
It works if you use window.status instead of just status. As I seem to recall, this was done purposefully to fix bug 110397 (which gave us NS4 compat). Not sure why we need NS4 compat on "status", exactly....
Summary: status not displayed on mouseover → setting |status| doesn't act like setting |window.status|
14 years ago
Assignee: general → general
Component: Browser-General → DOM: Level 0
QA Contact: general → ian
This was done to prevent code that does: var foo = ...; where "foo" is something like "status", "location", ... from actually changing the status or location of the page. 4x and IE are not ECMA compliant and treat the above differently from: foo = ...; Mozilla's JS engine was made ECMA compliant a long time ago and that caused scripts on pages to work in unexpected ways. The current scheme is believed to break less than the alternative, even if it's not ideal. There is no fix for this bug that does not involve breaking ECMA compliance. Marking WONTFIX.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Is there an ECMA-262 errata for this? Seems like it would be good to make sure everyone is interoperable on it.
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