Closed Bug 756433 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

The field labels on from the signin and signup pages are highlighted when tapped


(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, defect)

15 Branch
Not set


(firefox19 verified)

Firefox 17
Tracking Status
firefox19 --- verified


(Reporter: AdrianT, Assigned: kats)





(2 files)

Attached file logs
Nightly 15.0a1 2012-05-18 / Aurora 14.0a2 2012-05-18
Device: HTC Desire Z / Motorola Droid Pro
OS: Android 2.3.3 / Android 2.3.4

Steps to reproduce:
1. Go to
2. Tap on the field labels on the signup page.
3. Go to the Signin page and tap on the field labels.

Expected results:
Nothing happens because there is no action to be taken with a single tap.

Actual results:
The label is highlighted and logs show a viewport recalculation. 

Please see the video capture:
Agreed, label elements that are not associated to a form element according to the rules at should not be clickable. Currently the browser.js code treats all label elements as clickable.

I don't think this is important enough to be a blocker though, so I won't nominate it for blocking-1.0.
Attached patch PatchSplinter Review
Haven't tested this yet
Assignee: nobody → bugmail.mozilla has changed and now does have label elements associated with form elements. For the purposes of this bug I have a better test page at

My patch fixes the haptic feedback on clicking the unassociated labels, but they still highlight because we still call DOMUtils.setContentState(.., kStateActive) on them, and apparently they have an active state even when they are not associated with a form control. I'm not sure if that part is a bug or not. It does look odd from a user point of view, so maybe that should be fixed as well.
Attachment #639740 - Flags: review?(wjohnston)
Attachment #639740 - Flags: review?(wjohnston) → review+
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
It seems that the haptic feedback doesn't occur anymore on the un-clickable label on

Closing bug as verified fixed on:

Firefox 19.0a1 (2012-10-17)
Device: Galaxy Note
OS: Android 4.0.4
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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