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  1. Struts 1
  2. STR-3006

Struts HTML taglib's select element doesn't support proper onfocus events in IE7



    • Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.1.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.4, 1.2.6 Beta, 1.2.7, 1.2.8, 1.2.9, 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.3.7, 1.4.0
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    • Patch


      There is a known issue with IE7 and the plain <select> input element... let's say for example you have this:

      <select onFocus="this.style.backgroundColor='#ff0000';">
      <option value="1">1</option>
      <option value="2">2</option>

      In IE7, when you click on the dropdown arrow, the list of items will not immediately show up, you need to click it twice. This is due to the onFocus handler being attached. This is a known issue with IE. The solution is to simply add an onFocusIn handler which (usually) mimics the onFocus handler.

      However, in Struts 1, because the HTML taglib does not allow arbitrary attributes (something I believe it should, and I said as much on a BugZilla ticket which I can't seem to find in JIRA now, and along with it I suggested adding a strictHTML attribute, which would default to true, to allow (false) or disallow (true) arbitrary attributes), you cannot properly deal with this issue at present if you use the HTML taglib.

      Attached please find two updated files, BaseHandlerTag.java and struts-html.tld, which adds support for the onfocusin attribute.

      I marked this as Minor, but for those of us dealing with this issue right now, it's more like a Major I also consider it a bug since I don't see any viable work-around (someone can correct me if I'm wrong... and yes, not using the HTML taglib is I suppose a valid answer, but I'd be looking for something else)


        1. struts-html.tld.diff
          0.8 kB
          Frank W. Zammetti
        2. BaseHandlerTag.java.diff
          1 kB
          Frank W. Zammetti
        3. struts-attr-tag-v2.patch
          34 kB
          Niall Pemberton
        4. struts-html.tld
          343 kB
          Frank W. Zammetti
        5. BaseHandlerTag.java
          31 kB
          Frank W. Zammetti

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