Bug: Keyboard trap in Rich Text Inline Editor with NVDA in Firefox 3.6 (critical?)

Justin Obara obara.justin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 14:27:29 UTC 2010


I tried this with the latest nvda snapshot for 2010.2 and Firefox 3.6 on WinXp.

I found that whether I used nvda or not I could appear to get stuck. It seems that what was happening for me was that the toolbar was getting focus but there was no focus styling, and you couldn't tab out. You could however hit "enter" to select an item in the toolbar. This would put you back into the textarea, from which you could tab out. You could also hit "esc", which would close the RichText Inline edit and give you back your proper tab navigation.

- Justin
On 2010-10-19, at 4:39 PM, Jonathan Hung wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> 
> In testing the Rich Text Inline Editor with NVDA, I discovered a keyboard trap in the demo.
> 
> To reproduce:
> 1. Start NVDA.
> 2. Start Firefox 3.6
> 3. Load the demo: http://build.fluidproject.org/infusion/demos/inlineEdit/rich/html/inlineEdit.html
> 4. Begin editing the first paragraph.
> 5. While still editing, tab repeatedly through the document and attempt to reach the editor that is still open.
> 6. You will discover that you will be stuck on an invisible, empty element just before the editot.
> 
> With NVDA off, this is not a problem. Also not a problem in IE8. Tested in Windows 7 using NVDA 2010.1
> 
> I have not filed a JIRA for this as I think there needs to be a little more testing to determine the scope of the issue.
> 
> If someone has time, can someone please test in a different environment and confirm if this is an issue with NVDA 2010.1 and Firefox 3.6, using the above linked demo?
> 
> - Jonathan.
> 
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