Last modified: 2010-06-13 18:28:54 UTC
On Opera 9.5 (on Windows at least), clicking on a letter or tag to insert it on the editing page inserts the character or tag correctly, but then moves the text cursor to the beginning of the text box. I believe that on previous versions of Opera, and in other browsers, it correctly left the text cursor after the inserted text such that one could click on more than one symbol or tag to be inserted.
I don't know if it's an Opera issue or a MediaWiki issue, but I'd appreciate it if somebody more familiar with the insertTags function looked at it.
The problem is the following (the code could be found in edit.js, function insertTags).
With "range.text = tagOpen + selText + tagClose;" the new text is set and the cursor is set after the new text, so up to this point it's correct. But then "range.select();" is called. It's nothing selected at this time, so the cursor is set to the beginning. Normally the text should be selected again using the code between these two lines, but this doesn't work. So the first fix would be to put "range.select();" into the block "if (isSample && range.moveStart)". This line has to be in this block.
I'm using newest stable version of Opera - 9.52 - and edit buttons work fine. I suggest closing the bug.
This is true. Opera 9.52 has the same behavior like current Firefox and IE versions, so this seems to be correct now.
As far as I can see, this was a bug in Opera 9.50 and Opera 9.51.
To #1: range.select() is necessary for IE to make the selection visible again.
Closing the bug, the affected versions of Opera were responsible for 0.06% of hits last month per http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/squids/SquidReportClients.htm