Cannot enter new input in contenteditable area if there’s a text selection inside of it

RESOLVED FIXED in mozilla8

Status

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Core
Editor
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Mathias Bynens, Assigned: kaze)

Tracking

Trunk
mozilla8
x86
Mac OS X
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(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
Test case:

data:text/html;charset=utf-8,%3C!DOCTYPE%20html%3E%3Ctitle%3ETest%3C%2Ftitle%3E%3Cp%3EThis%20is%20just%20%3Cb%20contenteditable%3Esome%20editable%20text%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cscript%3Edocument.querySelector('b').focus()%3C%2Fscript%3E

Open that page, select some text inside the bold contenteditable area, and start typing. Nothing happens.

The expected behavior is of course that the selected text would be replaced by the new input.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Can you provide a url?
I see a strange error in description.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

6 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Can you provide a url?
> I see a strange error in description.

That was the URL. I ran it through my URL shortener for your convenience: http://mths.be/bbg

Comment 3

6 years ago
WFM on  Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:7.0a1) Gecko/20110630 Firefox/7.0a1
If I select only the text (blue color) works fine, but if i select also the margins of the text field, it doesn't work(still blue color).

If I select the hole text field, also with the margins (grey color), doesn't work but i dont't think it should.

Comment 4

6 years ago
Created attachment 546300 [details]
Additional test case

Additional test case attached.
Uses javascript to make a selection.
This only seems to occur if element is focused after the selection is made.
This might be an interesting bug for you, I think.
Assignee: nobody → kaze
Component: General → Editor
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → editor
(Assignee)

Comment 6

6 years ago
Looking into it. Note that this bug doesn't occur on block-level elements: replace the <span> with a <p> and everything works as expected.

(In reply to comment #4)
> This only seems to occur if element is focused after the selection is made.

Confirmed here.
(Assignee)

Comment 7

6 years ago
Created attachment 547841 [details] [diff] [review]
patch proposal
Attachment #547841 - Flags: review?(ehsan)
Comment on attachment 547841 [details] [diff] [review]
patch proposal

r=me.  Can you please also file a followup bug for the issue with pressing Enter in the contenteditable span?  We need both these bugs fixed in Firefox 8.
Attachment #547841 - Flags: review?(ehsan) → review+
(Assignee)

Comment 9

6 years ago
Sure! I have proposed a patch for that in bug 460740.
http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/167f6642efd4

Note that the changeset has been pushed with the wrong commit message, it points to a not-yet existing bug, plus this bug is unconfirmed but has a patch that has also been pushed? Ok, enough for today :) please pay attention in future.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla8
(Assignee)

Comment 11

6 years ago
Sorry for the wrong bug number, I’ll be extra careful for the next ones.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Target Milestone: mozilla8 → ---

Updated

6 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla8
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