Last modified: 2006-06-01 02:35:06 UTC

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Bug 2965 - textarea bug on IE (Special:Emailuser)
textarea bug on IE (Special:Emailuser)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-07-25 21:05 UTC by Netoholic
Modified: 2006-06-01 02:35 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Netoholic 2005-07-25 21:05:50 UTC
Most noticable on Special:Emailuser, the textarea form field is compacted on IE.  
Due to an incompatibility (shock), the CSS specification of "width: 100%;" in the 
main.css of many skins fails.  The result is a textare field which is about 20 
characters wide.  Not very useful when writing an email.

Please correct these CSS files:


Replace the current "textarea" specification with this:

  textarea { width: auto; }

This seems to restore it to working order.
Comment 1 Netoholic 2005-07-25 21:10:10 UTC
Alternatively, there is are workarounds which would require changing the form itself. Dunno 
how any of these look on other browsers though.
Comment 2 Netoholic 2005-07-26 06:55:47 UTC
Actually, forget the resolution in the first section.  Textarea seems to work fin for editing boxes, 
just not on Special:Emailuser.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2005-07-26 11:36:10 UTC
My IE installation under VirtualPC seems to be weirdly broken. Can someone with Windows test this?
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-06-01 02:35:06 UTC
Looks fine to me now using IE 6. Fixed as of 1.6 at least, as far as I can tell.

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