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Stefan

position:relative bug with tablerows in Gecko

Reported by Stefan | November 8th, 2009 @ 01:22 PM

Hallo. First of all I want to say, that this is not a bug in the script.aculo.us framework, but rather a bug in Gecko that gets "activated" by script.aculo.us.

If you define a table, set the border and border:collapse and define a background of the tablerow, and then set the tablerow to position:relative, the borders of your tablerow will magically disappear.
That's the bug in Gecko. (see testcase here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=1577645)

So if I want to define a tablerow as draggable through script.aculo.us framework, a tablerow automatically gets positioned relatively.
This is unnecessary if I define the use of a ghosting draggable. So in Draggable.initalize you currently have this code:
=== snip ===

if(options.scroll && !options.scroll.scrollTo && !options.scroll.outerHTML) {
  options.scroll = $(options.scroll);
  this._isScrollChild = Element.childOf(this.element, options.scroll);
}

Element.makePositioned(this.element); // fix IE

this.options  = options;
this.dragging = false;

=== snap ===

So for fixing this bug I extended the makePositioned-Line:
=== snip ===

    // Don't make <tr>s positioned in Gecko if you don't need it, because Gecko doesn't display (collapsed) border on relatively positioned table rows with background
    if (!(Prototype.Browser.Gecko && options.ghosting && this.element.nodeName == 'TR')) {
        Element.makePositioned(this.element); // fix IE
    }

=== snap ===

So the border in draggables with tablerows and background now works in Gecko.

There is only one issue left: If I drag and let go more elements, the border will still disappear - maybe this can be fixed, too.

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