Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#2589 confirmed Bug

changing style when typing text works incorrectly

Reported by: Irina Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Core : Styles Version: 3.0
Keywords: HasPatch Cc: irina.dinarieva@…


Start typing some text in demo. Switch to some style that is actually span (Marker-green for one), type more, switch to Marker-yellow, type more, switch to Marker-green again - type and see that text continue to be yellow. So we can't swith to the first applied style when continue typing.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by Artur Formella

Keywords: Confirmed added
Version: FCKeditor 2.5 Beta

Confirmed in IE7 and FF3

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by Irina

Want to note that on safari such changing of styles or even swithching to bold/italic while typing doesn't wark at all. But it seems to be another bug

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Irina

Cc: irina.dinarieva@… added

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Irina

FYI. For myself I did some crude fixes. In my case I only have paragraph and span css styles and bold/itaic and I want span styles not merged but separated so for me works the following code (ff, ie):

	_ApplyInlineStyle : function( range, selectIt, updateRange )
		var doc = range.Window.document ;
		if ( range.CheckIsCollapsed() )
			// Create the element to be inserted in the DOM.
			var collapsedElement = this.BuildElement( doc ) ;
            ///// by Irina D
            //In case we are going to insert a span
            //find out if the range is inside of another span and move it outside if yes. We switch off possible
            //bold/italic in this case but it is not so bad as inner spans for me
            if (range.StartContainer.parentNode) {
                if (collapsedElement.tagName == "SPAN") {
                    //range.StartContainer.nodeName - points to #text node in ff and to its parent element in ie
                    var parentEl;
                    if (range.StartContainer.nodeType == 3) { //text node
                        //probably mozilla
                        parentEl = range.StartContainer.parentNode;
                    } else {
                        //probably ie
                        parentEl = range.StartContainer;
                    if (parentEl.tagName != "P" && parentEl.tagName != "BODY") {
                        //probably we are inside of span
                        if (range.CheckEndOfBlock()) {
                            //cursor is not inside of text but we are just typing in the end of line
                            for (;;) {
                                //we can be inside of bold/italic and that can be inside of span
                                //so find that possible parent span.
                                if (!parentEl) break;
                                if (parentEl.tagName == "P" || parentEl.tagName == "SPAN"
                                        || parentEl.tagName == "BODY") break;
                                parentEl = parentEl.parentNode;
                            if (parentEl) if (parentEl.tagName == "SPAN") {
                                //if we found out that we are inside of span and that new element is span too
                                //then we should start our new span outside previous one
                                range.SetStart(parentEl, 4);
            ///// end by Irina D
            range.InsertNode( collapsedElement ) ;
			range.MoveToPosition( collapsedElement, 2 ) ;
			range.Select() ;

			return ;
Last edited 12 years ago by Krzysztof Studnik (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by Krzysztof Studnik

Component: GeneralCore : Styles
Version: FCKeditor 2.5 Beta3.0

Confirmed in 3.6.2Trunk
Selecting styles as follows

  • select marker yellow, type "test" (text has yellow background)
  • select marker green, type "test" (text has green background)
  • select marker yellow, type "test" (text still has green background)
  • select marker yellow again, type "test" (background is switched to yellow)

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by Krzysztof Studnik

Keywords: HasPatch added
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