gatordan reported this problem at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4162812 > in every website I visit when I type an & symbol into an input element it is > replaced with a 7 (e.g. I type "password&" the input shows "password7"). It's > happening across all sites for both text and more importantly password inputs so > I can't login to many of sites I regularly visit and really try the app. > > I'm using a Droid Bionic, android version 2.3.4 and this is on the default > virtual keyboard. Ampersand is the only character affected as far as i can tell.
I've got a Droid Bionic at the Toronto office. I can verify this for you on Thursday if need be.
(In reply to Aaron Train [:aaronmt] from comment #1) > I've got a Droid Bionic at the Toronto office. I can verify this for you on > Thursday if need be. Thanks, Aaron. I don't have a Droid Bionic, so I was trying to track one down. :)
I haven't reproduced this bug yet, but it should probably be a 14.0.1 soft blocker. Some keyboards can't type '&' if it is SHIFT+7. This bug is a regression from bug 755517, where I needed to remap ALT+7 to SHIFT+7.
Yes, I can reproduce this simply enough by visiting Gmail and tapping on '&' in the password field and out comes a '7'.
This is a critical bug because some people can't enter passwords containing '&' characters!
We need to make sure work is progressing on this bug. Chris should bring in Brian to help out and keep it moving forward.
tracking-fennec: --- → 14+
blocking-fennec1.0: ? → .N+
Confirming that non-password masked fields are affected too; simply used Google Search field and SUMO's Ask a Question field. & -> 7.
Tested a fennec build in-channel of Chris's and it fixes the issue on the Droid Bionic.
(In reply to Aaron Train [:aaronmt] from comment #8) > Tested a fennec build in-channel of Chris's and it fixes the issue on the > Droid Bionic. Does it regress the fix in bug 755517?
Send '&' as composition string because some Gingerbread VKBs incorrectly map '&' key events.
r=blassey not marking the patch because this bug report is exhibiting a bug in bugzilla that some of the bugzilla maintainers have been trying to get a look at.
Attachment #637977 - Flags: feedback?(bnicholson) → feedback+
Oops, just saw comment 12 - hope I didn't ruin anything.
Comment on attachment 637977 [details] [diff] [review] fix-gingerbread-ampersand.patch [Approval Request Comment] Bug caused by (feature/regressing bug #): bug 755517 User impact if declined: Some Gingerbread users will not be able to type '&' which sucks if their passwords include '&'! Testing completed (on m-c, etc.): local builds Risk to taking this patch (and alternatives if risky): Low risk because this code path ONLY affects Froyo and Gingerbread devices when they are typing '&'. String or UUID changes made by this patch:
Brian, I'll be on PTO next week. Do you mind uplifting this patch to Aurora and Beta after it's approved? I'd like to get this fix into 14.0.1.
Assignee: cpeterson → bnicholson
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 16
Comment on attachment 637977 [details] [diff] [review] fix-gingerbread-ampersand.patch Approved, we definitely want people on those systems to be able to use '&' how they need to. Please land to tip of mozilla-beta so it can go out in 14.0.1
Verified/fixed on: Htc Desire Z (2.3.3) - default VKB and Hacker's keyboard Using: Nightly Fennec 16.0a1 (2012-07-02) The issue is still reproducible for both Aurora 16.0a2 (2012-07-02) and Firefox Mobile 14 beta 10 build2. Waiting for the patch to land in Aurora and Beta to mark this verified/fixed.
Verified/fixed on: Nightly Fennec 16.0a1 (2012-07-03) Aurora Fennec 15.0a2 (2012-07-03) Using: Droid Bionic (2.3.4) - default VKB The issue is still for Firefox Beta 14.0b10 . Waiting for the patch to land in Beta to mark this verified/fixed.
Comment on attachment 637977 [details] [diff] [review] fix-gingerbread-ampersand.patch Review of attachment 637977 [details] [diff] [review]: ----------------------------------------------------------------- r=blassey
Attachment #637977 - Flags: review?(blassey.bugs) → review+
Verified/fixed on: Firefox Beta 14.0b11 (2012-07-05) Using: Droid Bionic (2.3.4) - default VKB
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