using tab while editing lists in editable regions to create a nested list causes focus to leave the editable region




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10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Andy, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15])



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080410 SUSE/ Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080410 SUSE/ Firefox/

When using (for example) tinymce, if I try to promote a list item (could be blank, could have text) to the next level (creating a nested list) by using the tab key,  the focus leaves the editable region and goes to the next keyboard-accessible control (e.g. link, input, etc) in the page containing the editable region.

In FF2 and earlier, one could create a nested list by pressing the tab key.  Shift+tab would demote a nested list by one level.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go the tinymce full demo page:
2. type some text, and press the control to convert to a list (ordered, unordered)
3. hit the return/enter key to begin a new list item
4. press the tab key.  

Actual Results:  
The focus left the editable region and went to the first link below the region (which is the "ol" in Path: ol >> li)

Expected Results:  
The new list item should become the first item of a new nested list.
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

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Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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