Select the text of the blog article. Selection marks more than user intends to do.
The outer <div> (which has a class=post-container) that contains the text has a width of 100%. Since the navigation on left (i.e. Fun, Jokes, etc) is positioned inside of that <div>, the left navigation text also gets selected when the contents of the post-container <div> is selected. See the 1st case in the attached reduction.
In the 2nd testcase(attached reduction), I reduced the width of post-container <div> to 85% so the <div> that contains the left navigation is not enclosed in it. This works in Safari
IV Other browsers:
V Nightly tested: 31446
Created attachment 20285 [details]
Created attachment 20286 [details]
Confirmed. Also happens when selecting text in <http://webkit.org/blog/>.
Note that selection works as expected in Firefox 2.0.0.x.
I changed the version field back to 420+ since this bug reproduces on Safari 2.0.4 on Mac OS X 10.4.11 with its original WebKit. Thus it is not a regression.
This also happens on http://daringfireball.net and and http://macrumors.com.
Created attachment 21922 [details]
Screenshot from daringfireball.net showing text selection problem.
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1 more screenshot showing slightly different behavior on www.macrumors.com. This is from Safari for Windows 3.1.2.
This problem happens in both Safari 3.1.1 for Mac OS X and Safari 3.1.x for Windows XP. Firefox 3 (for both Mac OS X or Windows XP) nor Camino 1.6.1 have this issue. They both properly select only the text and the selection stays within the <div> you are trying to select.
Created attachment 21960 [details]