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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Monday December 06, 2004
01:44 PM

Broken HMTL text areas on OS X

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HTML text areas on the Mac leave artifacts all over the place and it makes it very difficult to know what I am typing. It's even worse when I hit backspace and it leaves phantom characters. Has anyone else had this problem? This happens with Safari, Firefox and Camino.

Update: I am now typing in IE 5.2 for the Mac and it works fine. There's apparently a common broken widget that the 3 "useful" browsers share. Damn.

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  • I've been using Mozilla for about two years on OSX and have not encounterd the problem you are describing.

    I've definitely not heard of it before and I'm pretty sure I would have if it was common.
  • I vaguely remember this being a problem in 10.2. Haven't seen it for a long time. I'm typing this with Firefox 1.0 on OS X 10.3.6 right now. Is your copy of OS X out of date?
  • Curious. I've not seen that behaviour on any browser on any version of Mac OS X, and I've used most of the combinations.
    • It's absolutely killing me. I'm forced to use IE and it's killing me. I just found out that theory didn't wipe the box but instead installed the current version of the top of the previous version. I'm wondering if there is some conflict there.

  • I'm also 10.3.6 and use mozilla every day. No screen turds in textareas here :/

    Is this a relatively stock OS, or has someone installed assorted kernel extensions and whatnot?