[thelist] Help with Firefox select box oddity

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 10:32:52 CDT 2005

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Stephane Deschamps wrote:
> On 7/15/05, Matt Warden <mwarden at gmail.com> wrote:
>>On 7/15/05, Christian Heilmann <codepo8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>I have a very confusing issue with firefox and dynamic setting of indexes:
>>>Anyone got a clue how to prevent that from happening?
>>Yes, that is odd. Have you tried s.options[s.selectedIndex].focus() ?
> Or, conversely, changing the focus to the JS link itself?
> (I'm not sure you can pu the focus on a selected index rather than the
> select itself, Matt, although I must admit I haven't tried it)

I actually had a chance to test it a few hours after I sent my message
(whereas normal people would test BEFORE sending). According to
various sites I looked up before I sent, focus() is valid on an
option. However, it didn't do anything in Firefox.

I think it's a bug. I can't see any rationale for the behavior
displayed. A user would surely assume that focus is on the option
selected. I would suggest filing the bug.

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Matt Warden
Miami University
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