Closed Bug 261654 Opened 16 years ago Closed 15 years ago

Text select off vertically by a text line


(Firefox :: General, defect)

Windows XP
Not set





(Reporter: david.balazic, Assigned: bugzilla)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

Visit the above URL. It will display an error :
The image “” cannot be displayed, because
it contains errors.

This text can not be selected for copy , unless you select it below the text
line. 10 pixels, 100 pixels, anywhrere on the page, just below the text.

That is : if the mous pointer is on the text, it can not be selected, one must
point below the text.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
I think this is a duplicate of bug 261654. 
What I find strange is that it is actually possible to select the generated
content. I always thought it was impossible.
No, this _is_ bug 261654 :-)
Summary: Text select off verticallyby a text line → Text select off vertically by a text line
Oops, I mean bug 12460. :-)
wfm Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041022

I can select the text directly, with the mouse on the text, but I also can
select it with the mouse being below the text.

Found TalkbackIDs for a crash on this URL on View Selection Source, TBID 1002487
and TBID 1009155
Stack Signature  nsFontMetricsWin::ResolveForwards bbb65b9f

==>  Bug 252970	[@ nsFontMetricsWin::ResolveForwards]
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Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Bug still there in FF v.1.0.7 and 1.5beta2.

In beta2 the page displays just ""
without ther error part. The selection in beta2 works only by pointing about one
text line below the actual text.
OS: Windows Server 2003 → Windows XP
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 12460 ***
Closed: 15 years ago15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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