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Strange behavior in Firefox - input text with ENTER opens page for editing RRS feed

  • Question

  • We don't usually use Firefox, and the behavior works as expected in IE and Chrome, but this is driving me nuts.

    SharePoint 2010 SP1 

    In a team site, on a new page in /SitePages (so it's a wiki style page), add an HTML Form webpart (or a CEWP pointed to a .js file, same behavior)

    The code (below) has an input text box, a button, and a JQuery routine that captures the enter key and clicks the button. Note I've also tried different methods - doing onkeyup events to capture the enter key as well. 

    In IE/Chrome, it works. Click button works. Using enter key works.

    In Firefox (29.0.1, Windows 7 Enterprise SP1), clicking button works as expected. But using ENTER key works then the page is put into edit mode.

    I can't figure out what's causing the edit mode. I've tried Fiddler and debugging scripts but can't make any sense of what I see. Any ideas? This is one of those 'Friday puzzles' I work on and while it won't happen most of the time, one of the main users of a new site I'm working on likes Firefox, so she'll run into this.

    <input type="text" name="fmgSearch" id="fmgSearch"   /> 
    <input type="button" id="fmgDesignerBtn" class="fmgBtn" value="Search Designers" onclick="javascript:findContest(fmgSearch.value,'Designer')"/>
    <div id="fmgRequestsSearchResults"></div>
    
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/Javascript/JQuery/JQueryMin-1.11.1.js"></script>
    <script src="/Javascript/JQuery/jquery.SPServices-2014.01.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    
    	$(document).ready(function() {
    		$("#fmgSearch").keyup(function(event){		 
    			if(event.keyCode == 13){
    				$("#fmgDesignerBtn").click();
    			}
    		});
    		$('#fmgSearch').focus();
    	 
    	}); // end of document ready
    	
    	// dummy function for test
    	function findContest(search, type) {
    		$('#fmgRequestsSearchResults').empty();
    		$('#fmgRequestsSearchResults').append('<span>Ran test</span>');
    		
    	}
    </script>


    Robin

    Friday, May 16, 2014 3:21 PM

All replies

  • Hi Robin,

    I did some tests, and found this issue was related to Enter key in a Textbox using Firefox in SharePoint 2010.

    We will help to submit the issue to proper pipeline for you. Again, thank you for your report which will definitely make SharePoint a better products. There might be some time delay. Appreciate your time and patience.

    Thanks,

    Wendy

    Forum Support

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    Wendy Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:44 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for confirming Wendy, appreciate your help.

    Robin

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:56 PM
  • The issue is not specific to FireFox or SharePoint 2010. I've confirmed the problem is also on SharePoint 2013 and it happens in Chrome as well. 

    It appears to be a problem in SharePoint where the underlying focus is on the toolbar instead of the controls in the body of the page.

    Friday, May 23, 2014 9:08 PM
  • We have now encountered this bug in several SharePoint Online environments. This is to be considered critical as we now have several broken forms. Working to find a workaround, but this should be fixed soon by MS.
    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:13 PM
  • I did a quick (and dirty) fix for this, but it has one problem. After this handler has blocked the submit, you can only enter edit mode using the edit-button at ribbon. Edit button at upper right corner stops to work for some reason. After site refresh everything works again, so not a major issue.

    <script>

    // SharePoint input element bug handler
    // More bug: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/33df42ba-00b3-41a8-8fb9-f8187cfc216d/strange-behavior-in-firefox-input-text-with-enter-opens-page-for-editing?forum=sharepointgeneralprevious
    // This fix stops form submit => blocks transfer to edit mode

    var disableFormSubmitDueToBug = false;
    var bugSubmitHandlerAttached = false;

    $('*selector for inputs here*').keydown(function(e){
    if(e.keyCode == 13 ) { 
      disableFormSubmitDueToBug = true;
      bindBugSubmitHandler();
    } else {
      unbindBugSubmitHandler();
    }
    }).focusout(function(){
    unbindBugSubmitHandler();
    });

    function bindBugSubmitHandler(){
    $( "form" ).bind("submit", function( e ) {
    if(disableFormSubmitDueToBug) {
    e.preventDefault();
    console.log('Blocked submit by SP bug handler');
    }
    bugSubmitHandlerAttached = true;
    });
    }

    function unbindBugSubmitHandler(){
    if(bugSubmitHandlerAttached){
    $( "form" ).unbind("submit");
    bugSubmitHandlerAttached = false;
    console.log('SP bug submit handler unbind occurred');
    }
    }
    </script>

    • Proposed as answer by DJCJ Live Monday, March 9, 2015 7:19 PM
    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:55 PM
  • Thanks Jouko. I did a quick test of your code but it didn't stop the edit mode for me, but this gives me something to work with. I understand what your code is trying to do - it seems reasonable to me. There must be something else in our environment - could be patch level, who knows. I know it's running because I do get to the 'blocked submit' message.

    Thanks all for taking the time to look at this. I will keep working with this 'fix' and see if I can understand why it doesn't work for us. At least it gives me more ideas!.


    Robin

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:18 PM
  • We have a mutual interest to find a workaround for this :-) I have to wonder how the browser still takes you to the edit mode even though submit action should be blocked by preventDefault;

    There must be some other bindings to the form submit in your environment then. If you find a workaround, please let us know.

    I'm far from being happy about the solution I quickly did yesterday and I'm now stuck doing other things. I would really appreciate if someone would be able to implement a better solution.

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:51 PM
  • Today I also faced this issue. Running on SP 2013 Server Enterprise, SP1. Enters to edit mode on at least Firefox & Chrome, doesn't on IE. Seems to appear only on site pages based on wiki page form.

    Unfortunately couldn't figure out how to prevent this from happening (either).

    Just less than a month ago I had a similar page with input form, running on SP2013 Server Enterprise RTM, and I'm pretty sure the page was also a site pages/wiki page -type of a page. No problems back then. So could this be something which has changed over the updates, or is someone using RTM version with this issue too?

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:41 AM
  • I am having same issue in chrome with SP 2013 ,  anybody have any workarounds?
    • Edited by SPKID Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:48 PM
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:48 PM
  • I did a quick (and dirty) fix for this, but it has one problem. After this handler has blocked the submit, you can only enter edit mode using the edit-button at ribbon. Edit button at upper right corner stops to work for some reason. After site refresh everything works again, so not a major issue.

    <script>

    // SharePoint input element bug handler
    // More bug: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/33df42ba-00b3-41a8-8fb9-f8187cfc216d/strange-behavior-in-firefox-input-text-with-enter-opens-page-for-editing?forum=sharepointgeneralprevious
    // This fix stops form submit => blocks transfer to edit mode

    var disableFormSubmitDueToBug = false;
    var bugSubmitHandlerAttached = false;

    $('*selector for inputs here*').keydown(function(e){
    if(e.keyCode == 13 ) { 
      disableFormSubmitDueToBug = true;
      bindBugSubmitHandler();
    } else {
      unbindBugSubmitHandler();
    }
    }).focusout(function(){
    unbindBugSubmitHandler();
    });

    function bindBugSubmitHandler(){
    $( "form" ).bind("submit", function( e ) {
    if(disableFormSubmitDueToBug) {
    e.preventDefault();
    console.log('Blocked submit by SP bug handler');
    }
    bugSubmitHandlerAttached = true;
    });
    }

    function unbindBugSubmitHandler(){
    if(bugSubmitHandlerAttached){
    $( "form" ).unbind("submit");
    bugSubmitHandlerAttached = false;
    console.log('SP bug submit handler unbind occurred');
    }
    }
    </script>

    Thank you SO much for writing this script. It worked for me.

    Where the code says: $('*selector for inputs here*').keydown(function(e){

    You need to replace *selector or inputs here* with the name of your input box, so for me it was:

    $("input[name^='client_name']").keydown(function(e){

    Monday, March 9, 2015 7:21 PM
  • GREAT

    I'v adapted your code to check tab input for my input formular;-)

    e.preventDefault(); is the key-line!

    **Thanks!** 

    (tested on o365 sharepoint 2016)
    https://gist.github.com/josy1024/680cd04d9b68608103638fd567cfadaa

    Thursday, September 8, 2016 2:23 PM
  • Didn't work for me, Sharepoint 2013
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:38 AM