Closed Bug 773431 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Wikipedia mobile sliding reference div unclickable


(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, defect)

Not set


(firefox14 affected, firefox15 verified, firefox16 verified, firefox17 verified)

Firefox 17
Tracking Status
firefox14 --- affected
firefox15 --- verified
firefox16 --- verified
firefox17 --- verified


(Reporter: mcomella, Assigned: kats)



(Keywords: regression)


(1 file)

1) Open Firefox, preferably versions 14 - 15 (standard - aurora) due to Bug 773427.
2) Click the URL bar and navigate to
3) Scroll down until the first reference (displayed as "[1]", colored in blue as a clickable link) and tap it so that the div slides into place.
4) Click the link on the expanded div.

Expected: Firefox navigates to page the reference points to.
Actual: Nothing.

Note that the "X", the close button, is also unclickable.

If your reference div contains a link and you long press the link, you will be given the long press dialog that allows you to open the link in a new tab and such. Therefore, the problem seems to extend to short taps only.

Tested on Galaxy Nexus, Android 4.0.4.
Added see also for Bug 773427 as they are both bugs with the Wikipedia mobile reference links.
See Also: → 773427
Added another "See Also" link to another Wikipedia mobile reference div bug.
See Also: → 773436
(In reply to Michael Comella (:mcomella) from comment #0)
> 2) Click the URL bar and navigate to

Note on the link above, the "+" is not added automatically by Bugzilla – you have to add it by hand.
No longer depends on:
The page is stopping propagation of the touchstart event, so we end up never receiving it in browser.js. This ensures we get it first so we can do our handling even if the page stops it. This behaviour is consistent with Chrome - I have a simple test page at to repro/verify this.
Attachment #645347 - Flags: review?(wjohnston)
This is a regression from bug 744518.
Blocks: 744518
Keywords: regression
Attachment #645347 - Flags: review?(wjohnston) → review+
Assignee: nobody → bugmail.mozilla
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 17
Depends on: 777706
This broke Twitter (bug 777706).
Comment on attachment 645347 [details] [diff] [review]
Listen for touchstart in capture mode

[Approval Request Comment]
Bug caused by (feature/regressing bug #): bug 744518
User impact if declined: sometimes clicking on things doesn't work
Testing completed (on m-c, etc.): on m-c
Risk to taking this patch (and alternatives if risky): this patch exposed bug 777706 which has now been fixed and uplifted. there don't seem to be any other regressions and it has been baking on m-c for a while now. affects mobile only
String or UUID changes made by this patch: none
Attachment #645347 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #645347 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Attachment #645347 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #645347 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta+
Attachment #645347 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Attachment #645347 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora+
I am able to open the link and to close the reference pop-up by tapping the "x" button on:

Firefox Mobile 16.0b5 / Firefox Mobile 15
Samsung Galaxy R (Android 2.3.4)

Marking as verified on Firefox Mobile 16 and 15
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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