There are actually two problems 1) the style rule for textarea in html.css should have "overflow:scroll" so the textarea always has scrollbars. 2) When in Gfx mode "overflow:scroll" doesn't create the scrollbars, with native scrollbars it does. One reason might be that the GfxTextControlFrame calls sv->SetScrollPreference(scrollPref) where scrollPref is equal to "nsScrollPreference_kAlwaysScroll" The call is really a call to: nsIScrollableView::SetScrollPreference which is really a call to: nsScrollPortView::SetScrollPreference which doesn't do anything, it just returns My guess is this is an evaughan bug, but starting out in editor land.
nominating for nsbeta2, because the textarea has to have scrollbars even when there is nothing to scroll. making it a regression because it worked with native scrollbars
asking Simon to give this a quick look to see if it is ours or whether it should move over to Erik
kin: you're the input scroll bar dude, can you take a look at this? Thanks!
[nsbeta2-] will reconsider if there is a specific scenario that is bad enough.
updated priority and severity
textareas should have visible vertical and horizontal scrollbars regardless if they content or not.
setting to nsbeta3+
setting priority in status whiteboard
due to the timeframe and the number of issues that need to be addressed, marking this as minus, setting to future and adding helpwanted
Updating QA contact.
QA Contact Update
removing myself from the cc list
Is this still an issue?
The code referenced is obsolete, and it's not clear what the bug was really about.