Bug 439808 fixed most of the problems deleting elements in nested inlines, but a case still exists that does not work. Attempting to delete the last character in a contenteditable inline (which is nested in another inline) does not work when pressing Delete when positioned before the character, though Backspace does function.
Bug confirmed on Aurora (Fx 7.0a2) but works for me on Nightly (Fx 0.8a1). I couldn’t find the patch that solved this issue.
Fixed by Bug 439808
This bug was filed because Bug 439808 did not fix the full problem, but I can confirm it works now.
I checkd cached m-i hourly, and confirmed this fixed by Bug 439808
Please ignore comment #2 and comment #4, I misread str.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110725 Firefox/8.0a1 ID:20110725111747
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110726 Firefox/8.0a1 ID:20110726025330
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110725 Firefox/8.0a1 ID:20110725115531
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110725 Firefox/8.0a1 ID:20110725141505
167f6642efd4 Fabien Cazenave — Bug 688599 - do not expand selection for deletion outside of the active editing host; r=ehsan When a selection in an inline element is to be deleted, it is first expanded to the parent block in order not to leave any empty inline element. This patch ensures that the selection cannot be expanded outside of the contentEditable element (active editing host).
That’s bug 668599 then, thanks for finding out!
Created attachment 559067 [details]
reduced test case
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:8.0a2) Gecko/20110907 Firefox/8.0a2
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:9.0a1) Gecko/20110831 Firefox/9.0a1
1. Open the attached test case.
2. Place the caret in front of the comma before the last span.(the caret cannot be placed right before the span because of bug #685452)
3. Press the Delete key twice.
The first key press deletes the space before the last span and the second one deletes the last span.
The last span (blue letter) cannot be deleted.
Select the last span then press Delete.
Working on it.
IMO, another bug should have been filed for that case -- deleting entire spans. This bug was for deleting characters inside of a nested span.
FTR, see bug 685445 and bug 685452 (follow-ups).
Re-resolving since the follow-ups are actually a different problem.
Bug #685799 was filed for the case from comment #8. Marking this one back as closed.