Build ID: 2000050208 Steps to Reproduce: (1) Load Mozilla (2) Go to http://www.mozilla.org (3) Starting at the bold S and ending at the period, highlight the entire "Scalable Vector Graphics" paragraph. (4) Press Ctrl+A Rather than "adding on" to the current selection as it normally does (and as IE 5.x and NS 4.x do), the paragraph selection is first cleared, and *then* all the text is highlighted -- this is noticeable. If you can't reproduce this the first time, repeat the above steps a couple times - sometimes it seems a little faulty. It also seems to work with all/most of the paragraphs in the left column of mozilla.org
I take that back ~ NS 4.x also displays this behavior in that it first clears the current selection. This looks a little sloppy.
What's the expected behavior? IE seems to act as you describe, as well.
IE does not give the appearance of first erasing the initial selection, then again selecting. Instead, it is a smooth selection - the text that is already selected seems to stay selected, while everything else that isn't selected becomes selected. This is seen in IE 5.5
Ahh, so it's just a cosmetic thing. (Setting severity to minor)
This is fine in build# 2000061408. Marking as WORKSFORME.
I have a feeling it's not (many people don't understand this bug), but I'll check when I get back. I'll also try to get a new testcase/example when I get back (the original is no longer valid due to a changing mozilla.org)
*SPAM*: Changing the QA contact of all open/resolved Selection bugs from email@example.com to BlakeR1234@aol.com. After the many great years of service Eli has given to Mozilla, it's time for him to move on; he has accepted a position at Eazel. We'll be sad to see him go, and I'll do my best to fill his spot...
I spoke too soon. Works perfectly in 2000082008 win98. vrfy