Open Bug 249909 Opened 16 years ago Updated 13 years ago

Italics command doesn't recognize emphasis


(Core :: DOM: Editor, defect)

Windows XP
Not set





(Reporter: mattsch, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616

Although mozilla's embedded editor doesn't write emphasis tags for italics, it
refuses to manipulate them as well to at least undo the emphasis (italics). 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to
2. Highlight preloaded word
3. Click the I (italics) button

Actual Results:  
Italics cannot be discarded if using emphasis tags.

Expected Results:  
Should be able to discard italics if using the emphasis tags.
I see this too on LInux 2004091107
I did notice STRONG/bold and I/italics works fine.
OS: Windows 98 → All
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Um, let me see, yup this is still a bug.  Just because it's old, it doesn't mean
it's fixed.  Tested with fckeditor ( and it still can't manipulate
emphasis tags (build 20050908 Firefox 1.5 Beta and 20050910 Seamonkey 1.0a).
OS: All → Windows XP
Version: Trunk → 1.8 Branch
I just tested on Firefox 1.5 (build 20051111) and it is still broken.  I suppose the only workaround for this since it seems unlikely this bug will ever get fixed would be to make the editors do a search for em tags and replace them with i tags so Gecko browsers would be able to manipulate the italics text.
Version: 1.8 Branch → Trunk
Depends on: 317093
QA Contact: bugzilla → editor
Assignee: mozeditor → nobody
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