[RFE]<applet>. focus() doesn't exist (supported by IE)




14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Sean McLinden, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 1 bug)

1.0 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; (R1 1.5); .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

This MAY be related to bug #268945 (where Javascripot typeof of type <applet> 
returns a function rather than an object, but there I get an error of the form:

document.applets."appletName".focus is not a function

when I attempt to set the focus on a applet. This does not happen in IE 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Embed an applet in an HTML page (I'm using Ekit)
2. Attempt to set the focus to the applet.

Actual Results:  
Error (the focus() method is undefined)

Expected Results:  
Transferred the focus to the applet (in this case JTextEdit pane)

This would be less serious if the method were simply defined as a null method 
but because the focus call is embedded in a Javascript function, it breaks the 
Not a security bug, clearing flag.

-->Core product, not firefox specific.

The DOM specs don't require focus() for HTMLAppletElement, HTMLEmebedElement, or
HTMLObjectElement objects. IE apparently supports it, maybe we want to in quirks
mode or something. --> enhancement.
Assignee: firefox → nobody
Group: security
Severity: major → enhancement
Component: General → Plug-ins
OS: Windows XP → All
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → plugins
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: <applet> focus() is not a function → [RFE]<applet>. focus() doesn't exist (supported by IE)
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
There would be some accessibility problem if we don't support this feature, see

Those using Mozilla, Netscape 7, or Opera will notice that the Flash content is
skipped entirely when navigating with the Tab key (or Q and A keys in Opera). To
access the elements within the Flash movie with these browsers, the user must
use the mouse to click within the movie. At this point, you will then no longer
be able to navigate outside of the Flash movie without using the mouse. This can
be an issue for people with motor disabilities that must use the keyboard for

Can someone confirem this to NEW?
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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