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IE bug? yellow-coloured input boxes

Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed some odd behavious with IE6.0
colouring input boxes yellow (or any other colour!) unexpectedly?

I am using IE6.0.2 on WinXP Pro.

I had a bug report from my boss and some clients, complaining that
they were seeing yellow text input boxes on our site (when the boxes
*should* be styled grey with CSS). After some investigation I found
that not only was the same happening on my own machine on our site,
but that I've also seen it happening on other *sites* (e.g.
streetmap.co.uk, theregister.co.uk, even on the google groups sign-in
page).

I've not observed the same behaviour in Mozilla or NS (however, I've
not tested in other versions of IE). It seems to be completely random:
e.g. I can have two identically-constructed input boxes on one page,
and one will be yellow and the other styled as it is intended to be.

Has anyone else noticed the same behaviour? Is it a known IE issue? (I
can't find any relevant bug reports). Or is it just something to do
with the alignment of the planets over our office? :-)

TIA,
Laura.
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Els


Lozette wrote:
Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed some odd behavious with IE6.0
colouring input boxes yellow (or any other colour!) unexpectedly?

I am using IE6.0.2 on WinXP Pro.

I had a bug report from my boss and some clients, complaining that
they were seeing yellow text input boxes on our site (when the boxes
*should* be styled grey with CSS). After some investigation I found
that not only was the same happening on my own machine on our site,
but that I've also seen it happening on other *sites* (e.g.
streetmap.co.uk, theregister.co.uk, even on the google groups sign-in
page).

I've not observed the same behaviour in Mozilla or NS (however, I've
not tested in other versions of IE). It seems to be completely random:
e.g. I can have two identically-constructed input boxes on one page,
and one will be yellow and the other styled as it is intended to be.

Has anyone else noticed the same behaviour? Is it a known IE issue? (I
can't find any relevant bug reports). Or is it just something to do
with the alignment of the planets over our office? :-)


It's not a bug, it's 'done' by the Google Toolbar.
It highlights input boxes with certain names.
http://www.htmldog.com/ptg/archives/000017.php
(thanks to Robert Mark Bram, who found this reference)

--
Els

Sonhos vem. Sonhos vo. O resto imperfeito.
- Renato Russo -

Jul 20 '05 #2
On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 13:58:13 +0100, Els <el*********@tiscali.nl> wrote:


It's not a bug, it's 'done' by the Google Toolbar.
It highlights input boxes with certain names.
http://www.htmldog.com/ptg/archives/000017.php
(thanks to Robert Mark Bram, who found this reference)


Beat me to that. If you use the Wand feature in Opera this occurs as well.
Jul 20 '05 #3
Els <el*********@tiscali.nl> wrote in message news:<40**********************@dreader2.news.tisca li.nl>...
It's not a bug, it's 'done' by the Google Toolbar.
It highlights input boxes with certain names.
http://www.htmldog.com/ptg/archives/000017.php
(thanks to Robert Mark Bram, who found this reference)

Blimey. Thank you very much. I hadn't even considered that!!

Laura.
Jul 20 '05 #4

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