"Edit link in New Composer" puts cursor before body



14 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Matti, Unassigned)


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [Make blinking caret always viewable])



14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040428
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040428

In normal view the cursor is right at the top of the window and I have to arrow
right or down to get to the first text of the page.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

14 years ago
This depends on the page code actually. The caret is normally placed before the
first editable element inside the body node. Sometimes, the first element is an
image positioned in the body's left side margin or when the body has no margin.
Maybe you don't view the blinking caret because of this. But the caret should be
after the starting tag of the body node.

Comment 2

14 years ago
I checked again carefully the caret situation/problem your description refers to.

Copy and paste the following HTML code into a blank Composer page in HTML source
editing mode (between <body> and </body> tags):

<p>Instructions: right-click the following links and choose "Edit Link in New
<p><a href="http://www.mozilla.org/docs/web-developer/">Web developer
documentation</a> Case 1: Absolutely positioned &lt;img&gt; at upper top left of
<p><a href="http://www.htmlhelp.org/">HTML Help from Web Design Group</a> Case
2: Non-positioned &lt;img&gt; at upper top left of document<br>
<p><a href="http://diveintoaccessibility.org/table_of_contents.html">Dive Into
Accessibility</a> Case 3: Page starts with text "Dive into..." but there is the
abs. pos. div "You are here" which overlaps<br>
<p><a href="http://maccaws.org/">Making a Commercial Case for Adopting Web
Standards</a> Case 4: Page starts with text and has no abs. pos. element<br>

The blinking caret is always positioned at the first replacable or editable
element in the body node (in Normal and HTML Tags editing modes). Now, there are
cases where you won't be able to see (or see clearly) the blinking caret:
- an absolutely positioned element (an <img> or <div>, say, positioned at top:
0px; and left: 0px;) will overlap over (therefore mask) that first editable or
replacable element. This is case 1 and case 3 in the provided chunk of code/testcase
- If body margins are modified and set to 0, then that could affect the way
Composer would render (and position initially) the blinking caret in the freshly
opened Composer window. This is the case for maccaws.org (case 4) (the blinking
caret is barely viewable or partially clipped) in which the file
uses the CSS declaration body {margin: 0;}

Maybe the real issue here should be to make the blinking caret always visible,
entirely viewable regardless of these abs. pos. and margin situations in HTML
Tags editing mode.

Mozilla 1.8a3 build 2004080509 here.
Whiteboard: [Make blinking caret always viewable]
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Comment 4

13 years ago
With the following text, the cursor is put before the SSI code. When I remove
that, the cursor appears befor the first editable text (i.e. 9 surveillance

<!--#include virtual="../../ssi/header.shtml" -->
<h6 class="top"><a href="#images">9 surveillance images are loading at
the bottom of the page</a><a name="top"></a></h6>

Comment 5

10 years ago
Matti, is this still a valid bug? Please, test this bug.


10 years ago
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


10 years ago
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