Bug#622123: iceweasel does not search text in <select> tags

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Sun Apr 10 12:56:23 UTC 2011

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 01:52:34PM +0200, Arian Sanusi wrote:
> Package: iceweasel
> Version: 3.5.18-1
> Severity: minor
> Tags: upstream
> iceweasel does not search in text from <select> tags - the value of
> the option-subtags .
> p.ex. see here:  [1]
> or for why it is actually worth implementing this, see these filters [2]
> [1] http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_select_multiple
> [2] http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Cat=2556109

Interestingly, this is a feature that was implemented a long time ago.

And even more interestingly, it does work, for example, on the bugzilla
page I just linked. It would be interesting to see why it doesn't on the
w3schools.com sample.


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