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Browser Issue Cursor appearing erroneously after replying to a thread in iOS8 - This still occurs

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Phatcows, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Phatcows

    Phatcows Active Member

    After updating to Xenforo 1.4.2 it mostly corrected the cursor appearing after replying to a thread in iOS8 but members are reporting it still is occurring.
    Here's a screenshot from one of our members:
    blue cursor.jpg

    They are running iOS 8.1
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I have actually seen that happen here, but nowhere near as frequently as it was.
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I think we might need to just call this a browser bug. The cursor isn't something that we have any direct control over. The workaround involved changing the focus on the editor when resetting it. This is probably about as far as we can control it directly. There isn't anything conditional as to how this code is executed, so I'm not sure why it would sporadically fail.
     
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  4. Phatcows

    Phatcows Active Member

    Browser being specifically Safari right? Else if it occurs on iOS8 for any browser wouldn't it be an iOS bug?
     
  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We don't typically distinguish between OS and browser bugs, however, it's worth noting that most of the bugs found specific to iOS 8 are specifically in Safari and cannot be reproduced in Chrome or other browsers.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Note that iOS only actually has one rendering engine as well. There aren't true alternative browsers (unlike on Android). They are generally just different "chrome" (as it's called) around the one iOS rendering engine (UIWebView). That said, Safari has access to optimizations that the UIWebView components don't.

    [Edit: just to note that iOS8 does introduce WKWebView which has the JS optimization of Safari.]
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
  7. Phatcows

    Phatcows Active Member

    Works for me. Thank you both for precise answers. It means I can offer my forum members with an official answer :)
     

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