[LibX] LibX cuts off long text areas in web forms?

LibX Project libx.org at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 19:15:06 PST 2007

Dan is correct, it's a reported issue with Firefox, not LibX. It
affects Jesse's script also when running under greasemonkey, not just
inside LibX. It's sad that the Mozilla people decided to push it to FF

That said, for now:
users don't have to disable or uninstall LibX - simply turn
autolinking off for those pages.
If edition maintainers consider this an unacceptable flaw, set
$libx.autolink=false which removes the autolinking functionality of
LibX for their users.

BTW, does somebody have a publicly accessible page that reproduces the problem?
If indeed the issue is with normalize & long textareas as Jesse says
in https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=315997 it seems that
an possible work-around would be to xpath the page for textarea
elements, or possibly for textarea elements of greater than a certain
size, and abort the autolinking if any are found. Would that be
possible? I'm cc'ing Jesse in case he's considered that already.

 - Godmar

On 2/19/07, Dan Scott <denials at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jacob:
> This is a known problem with autolink.user.js. By reading the
> comments, you can see that it resolves back to a Firefox bug that
> won't be resolved until Firefox 3.0:
> /*
>   Warnings:
>     * This triggers a memory leak bug in Firefox (bug 241518).
>     * This triggers a dataloss bug in Firefox when editing long Wikipedia pages
> (bug 315997)
> */
> I heartily discourage the use of autolink for exactly this reason.
> Dan Scott
> On 19/02/07, Jacob Glenn <jkglenn at umich.edu> wrote:
> >
> > I've heard some reports of this, but didn't quite believe it until I saw
> > it for myself. For longish text areas the text will be cut off upon form
> > submission. I've also had problems editing wiki pages (the page text
> > will appear truncated in the edit tab). The only evidence I have that
> > LibX is at fault is the fact that this problem only appears when I've
> > installed it and goes away when I remove it.
> >
> > Jake
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