Roan Kattouw <> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
          Component|Vector Skin                 |UsabilityInitiative
            Version|wikimedia-deployment        |any
         Resolution|WORKSFORME                  |
            Product|MediaWiki                   |MediaWiki extensions

--- Comment #8 from Roan Kattouw <> 2011-03-05 19:42:49 
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(In reply to comment #0)
> Created attachment 7971 [details]
> a screenshot in which the directionality in the search box is messed
> This bug is a bit complicated to explain.
> First, it only seems to happen on Firefox. It doesn't happen on MSIE, Safari,
> Chrome and Opera. (Latest versions of all of them, on XP and Vista.) And it
> only happens with the Vector skin.
> Enter an RTL Wikipedia, for example Hebrew.
> Type the letter 'A' in the search box. There will be several suggestions: A,
> ABC, Allmusic, Associated Press, etc. But they won't appear correctly: it will
> be BCA, llmusicA, ssociated PressA. That is, the first letter goes in the end.
> (See the screenshot.)
> Now click somewhere so that the drop-down will disappear and try it again. Now
> it will appear correctly.
I just managed to reproduce these exact symptoms on trunk. It's most likely a
CSS or DOM order issue in SimpleSearch. The really weird part is that if I
blank the search box, blur and refocus it, and type a different letter, the
suggestions for that letter will show up correctly. It's only broken the first

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