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

Godmar Back godmar at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 00:39:42 PST 2007


PS: regarding the autolinking bug: we've now changed LibX to suppress
autolinking if a page contains a <textarea> element, according to
Steve & Jacob this work-around addressed the data loss issue for them.

We'll probably push a summary update for all live editions shortly;
please let us know if you would like a rebuild of your edition earlier
than that.

 - Godmar

On 2/19/07, LibX Project <libx.org at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 3.0.
>
> 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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