document.selection.createRange().text does not select text within form fields

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
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RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Alex Lein, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

This page is an example of how to return the selected text in javascript.
Firefox does not return selected text if the text is selected inside a
<textarea> or <input> field.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to http://www.quirksmode.org/js/selected.html
2. enter some random text into the supplied <textarea>
3. select some or all of the text
4. press the Get Selection button/link

Actual Results:  
the <textarea> was cleared... no selected text was returned

Expected Results:  
the selected text should re-appear in the supplied <textarea>
Mozilla does this in a different way.
See:
http://www.din.or.jp/~hagi3/JavaScript/JSTips/Mozilla/Samples/NSHTMLInputElement.htm
http://www.din.or.jp/~hagi3/JavaScript/JSTips/Mozilla/Samples/NSHTMLTextAreaElement.htm
http://cgi.din.or.jp/~hagi3/JavaScript/Mozilla/SampleList.cgi?fmt=html
for example how it works in Mozilla.
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Comment 2

13 years ago
ok, i see.
perhaps this should be a feature request then.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Don't change it fo fixed.
It is a duplicate, invalid or a wontfix, but it is not fixed.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
The page has since been updated to use Mozilla-compatible code.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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