Bug 17648 - size attribute of SELECT element
: size attribute of SELECT element
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 28900
: WebKit
: 528+ (Nightly build)
: All All
: P2 Normal
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Reported: 2008-03-03 02:07 PST by
Modified: 2011-08-06 18:04 PST (History)



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Description From 2008-03-03 02:07:45 PST
WebKit Port : GTK
WebKit Release : 30707

Enter URL : http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Test/HTML401/current/tests/17_6-BF-01.html
------- Comment #1 From 2008-03-03 12:10:53 PST -------
This is an intentional feature which improves usability; see <http://trac.webkit.org/projects/webkit/browser/trunk/WebCore/rendering/RenderListBox.cpp#L207>.
------- Comment #2 From 2008-03-03 20:45:46 PST -------
*** Bug 17661 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
------- Comment #3 From 2008-11-19 09:49:26 PST -------
No, this is a left alone problem that decreases usability.

If a webpage author wants to set his <select> box size to something smaller than 4, that's what he wants.

Please fix this!!!
------- Comment #4 From 2008-11-19 09:53:52 PST -------
The Chromium Bug is: 
------- Comment #5 From 2010-07-08 20:08:35 PST -------
This is what you intend?  This makes NO sense!  Because of this behavior, I can not use the select control where I want to on my page because I can not afford the unnecessary vertical space. What possible advantage can there be to the user (me) he wants 2 or 3, and he gets 4?  If I want 4, can't I ask for 4?  THIS MAKES NO SENSE! What are you thinking?  "This is an intentional feature which improves usability"?  How?!  Your link only confirms that the behavior is intended; it doesn't explain how it "improves usability."  And, no explanation is possible.

Use CSS?  So far, I don't see how to duplicate the functionality; but even if that's possible, this should be FIXED!
------- Comment #6 From 2010-09-15 14:29:37 PST -------
Why Webkit Why

the standard states how the select box should behave. anything other than this is not standards compliant.

sometimes  a size of 2 or 3 is needed. 
but you just say "sorry we know what you want better than you do so tough" 

yes i know that size 2 is broken in geko based browsers (scrollbar dissapears) but its still closer to standard compliant than forcing the size to 4
------- Comment #7 From 2011-06-09 14:44:22 PST -------
"This is an intentional feature which improves usability"!!
that's just unbelievable!

frankly, you really think we are going to believe you?
that's just insulting..

well done to turn your incapacity into a "new feature".. wow.. you're great devs..

shame on you
------- Comment #8 From 2011-08-06 18:02:45 PST -------
Duping to a newer bug that has more progress and no unhelpful comments.
------- Comment #9 From 2011-08-06 18:04:17 PST -------

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 28900 ***