Bug 78053

Summary: Deleting an empty blockquote should keep a placeholder
Product: WebKit Reporter: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
Component: HTML EditingAssignee: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
Status: REOPENED    
Severity: Normal CC: ayg@aryeh.name, darin@apple.com, enrica@apple.com, justin.garcia@apple.com, leviw@chromium.org, ojan@chromium.org, tony@chromium.org
Priority: P2 Keywords: NeedsRadar
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
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Description From 2012-02-07 16:10:45 PST
Press backspace inside the backspace in the following markup:
<div>hello</div>
<blockquote><br></blockquote>
<div>world</div>

WebKit generates:

<div>hello</div>
<div>world</div>

But it should be:
<div>hello</div>
<br>
<div>world</div>

or its variants instead.
------- Comment #1 From 2012-02-07 16:11:07 PST -------
http://code.google.com/p/chromium-os/issues/detail?id=25913
------- Comment #2 From 2012-02-07 16:29:37 PST -------
It appears that we just need to generalize CompositeEditCommand::breakOutOfEmptyMailBlockquotedParagraph.
------- Comment #3 From 2012-02-08 20:11:10 PST -------
Created an attachment (id=126230) [details]
Fixes the bug
------- Comment #4 From 2012-02-08 20:12:01 PST -------
It turned out that the current behavior matches both IE and Opera. The only browser that exhibits the "desired" behavior is Firefox.
------- Comment #5 From 2012-03-01 12:31:48 PST -------
When you're at the beginning of an indented block and hit Backspace, browsers don't outdent, but word processors do.  (Tested in at least Google Docs and LibreOffice, pretty sure it's true in Word too.)  This matches the behavior of list items, and I think it's logical.  I think browsers should change to match word processors here, so backspace at the start of an indented block should outdent.  This is what my spec currently requires, although if implementers really don't want it, I can change it.