[pmwiki-users] Automatically Change Focus to Textarea When Editing

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Wed Feb 6 17:42:19 CST 2008

On Thursday 07 February 2008, Hans wrote:
> Why is  (:input e_textarea focus=1:) not in the default EditForm?

It shouldn't be unless there is a demonstrated necessity for it to be, for 
many users. And here, there may be some inconveniences:

1. Browsers do not act the same way if the focussed textarea contains more 
text and scrollbars appear. Some browsers place the cursor at the beginning, 
others at the end, others scroll down and only the last 20 lines of the 
edited text are immediately visible.

2. Some pmwikis have their previews before the edit form, like in MediaWiki. 
If a form element is autofocussed, the whole page will scroll down to the 
form thus hiding the preview.


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