In designMode, event listeners doesn't fire events on some form elements (checkbox,radio,select ...)




14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: heikki, Assigned: mozeditor)


Windows 2000

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(Whiteboard: midas)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.1) Gecko/20040707
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.1) Gecko/20040707

When designMode is on, document's eventListeners cannot fire events for
checkboxes,radiobuttons,dropdown and selects. If designMode is not defined to
on, eventListener work fine. Below is example, where clicking of element should
fire an alert of element's nodename:
function load() {
     document.addEventListener("click", l_func,true);

function l_func(e){
<BODY onload="load();">
<input type=text value="" name=test>
<span id="testit">aa bb</span>
<INPUT ID="testradio" TYPE="radio" VALUE="1">
<span id=oTarget2>
<INPUT name="testbox" TYPE="checkbox" VALUE="2">
<select id="oTarget3">
<option value=jep>jep</option>
<option value=jap>jap</option>
<textarea name="testarea"></textarea>

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Copy example code on your computer, save as test.html
2. Open test.html to your browser
3. Click elements in page.

Actual Results:  
When element is clicked, alert is fired for ordinary input field, textarea,
document and spans, but not for checkbox and radiobutton.

Expected Results:  
Alert should be fired for all elements in page, when clicked

Comment 1

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
When testing example code, please notice that there is another bug when
refreshing page where designMode=on. Design mode doesn't go to off and no events
work at all. To reproduce how code works with designMode=off, the browser window
must be closed and then reopened with changed code. 
Editor probably suppresses these so you won't toggle the checkboxes and radios
and such...  but it should be preventing the default action, not eating the
event altogether.
Assignee: events → mozeditor
Component: DOM: Events → Editor: Core
QA Contact: ian → bugzilla

Comment 3

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
Yeah. And there is some inconsistency in preventing default action, too:
for example, even if designMode=on, if there is file field in editable area,
file field's 'browse' button opens file browser window when clicked. And
sometimes you can write to textboxes and textareas. Sometimes cursor cannot be
put in these fields. Sometimes arrow keys or home or end keys move the cursor
into textboxes or texareas, sometimes not.

Comment 4

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
By the way, I tried to edit example html (above) with Composer, too, and found
that Composer doesn't open Form Fields Properties for checkboxes, radiobuttons,
selectionlists either. 


14 years ago
Whiteboard: midas

Comment 5

14 years ago
Created attachment 155667 [details]
testcase (open in new window, if you don't want your browser to treat every page editable afterwards)


14 years ago
Attachment #155667 - Attachment description: testcase → testcase (open in new window, if you don't want your browser to treat every page editable afterwards)
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