Many of the fields in tabbrowser have readonly="true" set - except this doesn't work on fields. That attribute should be removed.
Per https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XUL_Tutorial/Adding_Properties_to_XBL-defined_Elements#Readonly_Attribute>, it should work, so if it doesn't, I guess that's an XBL bug.
Per the docs you'd expect it to work, yes. Consensus on IRC was that it has never worked, because the XBL1 spec isn't fully implemented. I'd be *nice* if it did work.
(In reply to comment #2) > Consensus on IRC was that it has > never worked, because the XBL1 spec isn't fully implemented. If there's also consensus that it won't be implemented, the documentation needs to be updated.
So... This has been broken ever since Harish's "fix ports bustage" patch in bug 105137. He changed the arg type of aReadOnly in nsXBLProtoImplField::nsXBLProtoImplField from |const nsAReadableString*| to |PRUnichar*| but didn't change this code: 62 nsAutoString readOnly; readOnly.Assign(*aReadOnly); 63 if (readOnly.LowerCaseEqualsLiteral("true")) Of course now that just assigns a single char, so always tests false. This is trivial to fix (drop the '*' from that Assign call). How many consumers would it break to do that? ;) I really wish people back then bothered to have regression tests. :(
I don't think it'll break consumers of XBL... though any extensions that depend on setting readonly fields on bindings wouldn't be happy. They can deal, IMO.
Created attachment 423811 [details] [diff] [review] Fix
Comment on attachment 423811 [details] [diff] [review] Fix Thanks bz!
Updated: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XUL/Attribute/readonly https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XUL_Tutorial/Adding_Properties_to_XBL-defined_Elements#section_6
removing dev-doc-complete: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XUL/Attribute/readonly is about a XUL attribute, this bug is about XBL <field readonly="true">. The docs now incorrectly state that e.g. https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XUL/preference#a-readonly did not work before 1.9.3. There's also no way to figure out from https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Upcoming_Firefox_features_for_developers#Changes_for_Mozilla_and_add-on_developers what the fix was about. (In addition to this, MDC is almost down)
Changed docs. See bug 62258.
Sorry, it's bug 622581