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bug #39619: Gnash didn't allow selection in text field

Submitter:  Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Submitted:  Tue 30 Jul 2013 03:05:42 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Release:  0.8.10 Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Tue 30 Jul 2013 03:19:45 AM UTC, comment #1: 

My another suggestion is, when text selection was implemented
'Cut', 'Copy', 'Paste' and 'Select All' menu item should be
added to the existing "Edit" menu which is already accessible
from both menu bar and context menu.

Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Tue 30 Jul 2013 03:05:42 AM UTC, original submission:  

I've used MTASC to generate Flash file that tries
to generate a simple text field using ActionScript 2.

When run on Adobe Flash Player, the text was displayed correctly,
user is allowed to make selection and copy text. There's also
a context menu if user right-clicked on the text.

When run on Gnash, the text was correctly displayed,
but user cannot make text selection, thus cannot
copy text to any other application.

This is a correct result from Adobe Flash Player 9
You'd see that text selection was allowed, and (when right-clicked)
there's a context menu displaying supported actions.

This is an image result from Gnash 0.8.10
You'd see that text selection cannot be made.

This bug also holds for editable text field.
Test Flash file, source code and screenshots also attached.

Gnash: gnash_0.8.10-1~lenny from getgnash.org APT repository
System: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 "Lenny" i386

Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>


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file #28703:  selectabletest8-gnash0.8.10.png added by nachanon (8KiB - image/png - Screenshot from Gnash 0.8.10)
file #28702:  selectabletest8-flash9.png added by nachanon (13KiB - image/png - Reference screenshot from Adobe Flash Player 9)
file #28701:  selectabletest8.zip added by nachanon (1KiB - application/zip - Test flash file (compiled in MTASC) with source code)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-07-30 nachanon Attached File- Added selectabletest8-gnash0.8.10.png, #28703
    2013-07-30 nachanon Attached File- Added selectabletest8-flash9.png, #28702
    2013-07-30 nachanon Attached File- Added selectabletest8.zip, #28701

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