Default selected item in a combo box is never displayed on web form

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: developer.guru, Assigned: bugzilla)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

Visit http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Firefox  using Firefox
1.0. Look at the 'Severity' dropdown list, it does not show default selected
value, which is visible on IE 6.0

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Firefox
2. Scroll down and see 'Severity' combo box (dropdown list). By default,
"Normal: It's a bug that should be fixed" is selected.
3. Select again default selected item, i.e. "Normal: It's a bug that should be
fixed".

Actual Results:  
The combo box or dropdown list does not show value on web form.

Expected Results:  
The combo box or dropdown list should display default selected value on web form
as it does on IE 6.0

If you change from default selected value to something else and come back to
default selected value, then dropdown list shows value as expected.

Comment 1

14 years ago
I can confirm this as a bug in the official 1.0 release of FireFox. I have web
applications code that I write and Firefox is the only browser where the default
value is not displayed if it is not the first value in the list. on IE (5+), and
Netscape 7 this works perfectly.

If people are to market FireFox as a browser people need to use, this is a
small, but very important, feature that needs to function properly. Otherwise I
cnnot in good conscience recommend it to casual users for my sites, when pages
and forms will not display properly.

I see this bug was input back in September, is there no effort to fix it??

Rob Barthle
Sr. Web Developer
AC Technologies
Fairfax, VA
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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