[whatwg] Should scrollbars move focus?
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Oct 19 15:43:39 PDT 2012
On Fri, 19 Oct 2012, Elliott Sprehn wrote:
> I was working on a bug recently where authors had complained about
> WebKit's behavior where clicking a scrollbar unfocuses the
> activeElement. What's particularly quirky is that the window scrollbar
> never moves focus in any browser I tried, but overflow scrollbars inside
> the page *do* move focus in WebKit, IE and Opera but not in Gecko.
> This behavior seems unfortunate because it means scrolling a form inside
> an overflow div moves focus from where you were typing and it's also
> really weird that window scrollbars are special.
> What's the correct behavior here? It would be best if all the browsers
> could be consistent, but I'm not sure the existing common behavior is
> best. :)
>From the spec's point of view, I think this is just something where you're
supposed to try to match the host platform conventions.
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