User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl-NL; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050226 Firefox/1.0.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl-NL; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050226 Firefox/1.0.1 wmode=transparent makes the flashmovie behave transparent. When trying to fill in a form to enter my email, I had to fill in the @. It was impossible to do so because not all keys work properly. Copying the '@' solved the problem, but this is not supposed to be a solution. Even a '.' is impossible to type with an azerty-keyboard, since you would have to use the shift-key (which also doesn't work). A blinking cursor is also not shown... Possibly a flash player problem? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. make a flashfile with an insert field (include all signs, also the @) 2. set in html code the swf with wmode="transparent" (in embed and object tag) 3. use Firefox to surf to the page 4. fill in the emailaddress 5. you don't see a blinking cursor, nor it is possible to type an '@' Actual Results: impossible to type '@' keyboard does not function properly (FN, Shift, Alt, Alt-gr doesn't work) Expected Results: Everything what it does normally (keys must work)
(In reply to comment #1) > Any testcase? I added the url: http://idtv.microsite.be => dutch site, but the emailform at the bottom left is where you should look. Use firefox and try to fill in an @ or any charcter that is formed by using special keys (such as ctrl, alt or alt gr or even shift). Good luck ;) Removing the wmode makes it possible to use your keyboard...
I have put up some more info on the subject and a minimal test case here: http://www.5etdemi.com/blog/archives/2005/06/firefox-wmodetransparent-is-completely-screwy-and-breaks-textfields/ Basically setting wmode to transparent or opaque breaks 1) the flashing cursors one is supposed to see in textfields and 2) key mappings for non alpha-numeric characters. It appears as though once wmode is set to transparent or opaque the character set associated with the current keyboard is ignored and ASCII key codes are used directly instead of contextually. For example, on a French keyboard, typing Shift+2 will return the @ character instead of " as is usual on French keyboards; but Shift+2 is the usual mapping for @ on English keyboards. John Dowell (one of the top guys at Macromedia) reports: " For what it’s worth, I’ve seen similar types of wacky things happen in some browsers’ WMODE implementations in the past… there was one version of IE/Win where using WMODE would result in upside-down printing, for instance. (What’s “WMODE”? Usually the Macromedia Flash Player writes directly to the screen — it completely owns a rectangle of pixels on the screen. Invoking the WMODE attribute, in browsers which support it, routes that rectangle from the Player to the browser, which can then composite it with its own elements, enabling DIV overlays, non-rectangular (masked) displays, etc.) Most of the squirrelly combos seem to be when the browser composites SWF content which calls upon system-specific routines — in your case fontmapping, in the above case printing — I don’t recall browsers mis-compositing this stuff when it’s pure SWFfy stuff without system functions, but I don’t have a large enough sample size to be sure. Could I ask you to drop off the steps-to-repro at both the Macromedia and Mozilla wishlist areas, please? I’m not sure if both engines could modify this, or if the funny code is just in one browser, but it would be great to show both development teams how to make it happen too. Thanks!"
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