Placing form fields inside a designMode (midas) area behaves strangely.

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UNCONFIRMED
14 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: james, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3

When using the Midas engine (setting designMode on) if a form field is part of
the html being edited, some odd behaviour is noted.  See steps to reproduce...

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to the URL http://www.mozilla.org/editor/midasdemo/ and type "Hello World"
in the area
2. Click the View HTML Source checkbox
3. Add "<input type="text" name="foo" value="bar" />" to the area
4. Uncheck the View HTML Source checkbox
5. Click the field, it will be selected (highlighted)
6. Click anywhere else in the area (not on the field), the field will de-select
but has now gained caret focus
7. Type some stuff in the field
8. Click somewhere in "Hello World" and enter some text
9. Click the View HTML Source checkbox again
10. Note that while the change to "Hello World" works correctly, the field's
value is unchanged.

Actual Results:  
First, the field erroneously (IMHO) gained focus and allowed the user to type,
however when viewing the source it is apparent that the text the user enters in
the field is not recorded at all.

Expected Results:  
The user should not be able to gain a caret in the field, or if the user is able
to then the changes should be properly recorded.
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Comment 1

14 years ago
Further to the above, and all related I expect (hence why not filing a separate
bug), the following are also problems when placing fields in a designMode iframe..

It is "tricky" to select fields sometimes, it's necessary to click "on the edge"
of the field.

Clicking a select does not bubble an onclick to the iframe document, same for
checkboxes and radio buttons.

Clicking a button does not select it, but actually clicks it.  To select it you
must very strangely click slightly off the side of the button by a few pixels,
but not too far.
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Comment 4

14 years ago
Still an issue.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---

Comment 5

13 years ago
Using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a2pre) Gecko/20070206 Minefield/3.0a2pre

It seems to be fixed.
But still reproduces if you navigate using the keyboard backwards, from end to start: the selection cursor will enter the input type text.

But another bug:
 - the selection cursor is hidden by the input type text or textarea if the selection is exactly before (see http://www.mister-pixel.com/ever/bugs/firefox/midas.293771.html)

Another bug
1. paste the following HTML in "view source mode": "abcdefdd<textarea></textarea>"
2.return to design mode
3. put the cursor/click on text
4. move the selection using the RIGHT key until it enters inside the textarea
5. type inside the textarea; the value is not preserved in source code; if you press BACKSPACE the whole textarea is deleted
6. this reproduces if only the textarea is the last node in BODY or the next sibling is a node other than BR or TEXT_NODE (does not reproduce if textarea is followed by a BR or a nonWhiteSpace textnode)

Component: General → Editor
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → editor

Updated

11 years ago
Blocks: 424615

Comment 6

11 years ago
This is still an issue in firefox 3 [windows]. See also this report: http://dev.fckeditor.net/ticket/2294

Comment 7

11 years ago
Bug still exists in FF 3.0.3 windows. I don't have any other OS so I cannot confirm those.

Enter following into http://www.mozilla.org/editor/midasdemo/ source:
<form action="test"> 
<input name="txtFieldWorks" type="text" /> <br /> 
<input name="problem1" type="radio" /> Radio<br />
<input name="problem2" type="checkbox" /> Checker<br />
<select name="problem3"><option>One</option><option>Two</option></select> <br />
<textarea name="txtAreaWorks"></textarea> 
</form>

Doubleclick checkbox, radio or select. Those don't get selected only textfield and textarea can be selected.
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Comment 8

10 years ago
Another year goes by, this problem persists in 3.5.4 Ubuntu (not checked others).

Matti's test in comment #7 illustrates it easily.

I'll point out that this is a regression, previous to version 3, it was possible, but sometimes tricky, to select - http://trac.xinha.org/ticket/1270

Comment 9

10 years ago
How this can still be unconfirmed? Problem still exists in FF 3.5.5

Comment 10

10 years ago
This is definitely broken as of FF 3.5.7 and needs to be fixed, if possible.

Comment 11

9 years ago
Confirmed with FF3.6, if you don't intend to fix the bug, could you make the 'mousedown'/'click' event ticking so we developers could even have a chance to make it right?
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