Last post Jul 27, 2010 06:56 AM by MetalAsp.Net
Jul 25, 2010 10:59 AM|MetalAsp.Net|LINK
I tried searching for quite a while using this site and Google, but couldn't find an answer. Someone must have asked this question before! So I'm search challenged, clearly.
Is it possible to use the Safari browser on an iPod Touch to reply to posts on this forum? I'm having trouble getting the focus into the editor; I also tried the paste as text button, but well, it's not that easy to use, and couldn't figure
out how to post a link in a reply. So is the Safari browser on an iPod Touch compatible with the editor used in these forums? How do you get the focus in the editor's textarea?
Jul 26, 2010 07:36 AM|tmorton|LINK
Unfortunately, an iPod Touch running Safari is not one of our core scenarios, and I don't have one of those nor an emulator to be able to repro and troubleshoot this. I've done some searching and haven't been able to discover much.
Are you using the Reply or Quick Reply functionality?
Jul 26, 2010 10:29 AM|MetalAsp.Net|LINK
I used the Reply button. I tried to tap the screen inside the reply text area, but it wouldn't gain the focus.
So that means the many users of iPhone can't reply either? I find that surprising, to some extent. On the other hand, I do understand how it would not be one of your "core scenarios". That part makes sense to me.
Jul 26, 2010 11:01 AM|tmorton|LINK
So that means the many users of iPhone can't reply either?
I am not sure. I have yet to see any reports of issues. For what it's worth, your report here is the first I have seen of an iPod or iPhone having trouble posting on the site.
Searching around a little bit more, I did come across this StackOverflow post which indicates that mobile Safari has problems with rich text editors:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1258038/rich-text-editor-on-mobile-safari. And reading further on
Editing Google Site on iPad Safari Does Not Work, I see that "Contenteditable is currently not available in the iPhone OS".
Jul 26, 2010 11:12 AM|MetalAsp.Net|LINK
I searched for over an hour to find answers and came up emtpy. The two links you provided make it clear (to me anyway) that it's a problem/limitation of the mobile browser. Thanks for taking the time to search and provide links. I guess I'll be limited
to only reading posts when using the iPod. Bummer.
Jul 26, 2010 11:17 AM|tmorton|LINK
One of the workarounds mentioned on the Google Sites link is to press the HTML link in the editor toolbar. Does that work for you?
Also, you may try changing your profile's Site Options to use the "Plain Text" content editor to see if that works while using the iPod.
Jul 26, 2010 03:08 PM|MetalAsp.Net|LINK
Jul 26, 2010 04:12 PM|tmorton|LINK
Good, at least you have a workaround for now.
According to this Infoworld article:
What iOS 4 does -- and doesn't do -- for business, the updated Safari browser for iOS4 now supports contenteditable. Are you running iOS4 or an older OS?
Jul 27, 2010 06:56 AM|MetalAsp.Net|LINK
I'm running iOS 4. I'll check out the link you provided...