Bug 446139 - Unable to clear filename from file upload form fields
Summary: Unable to clear filename from file upload form fields
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-12 23:13 UTC by Daniel Berrangé
Modified: 2010-06-14 18:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:22:31 UTC

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Description Daniel Berrangé 2008-05-12 23:13:03 UTC
Description of problem:
The new firefox has decided that the text field part of file upload fields is to
be read only and the only way to enter a file is via the file dialog popup. This
means there is no way to clear a file upload field having selected a file

For example, when entering a bug I picked a file to upload as an attachment, but
then decided I didn't want to upload it. There is no way to clear the file
upload file from the bug form, forcing me to completely reload the page and
starting from scratch. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Goto https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Fedora
2. Select a file for the 'File to attach' form field 
3. Try to unselect/clear the filename from the form field
Actual results:
Can't clear the filename

Expected results:
Be able to clear the filename

Additional info:

Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2008-12-12 11:06:48 UTC
You're right...taking this one.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 00:44:42 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 18:22:31 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 4 Trevin Beattie 2010-06-14 18:03:26 UTC
Bug still exists in firefox-3.5.9-2.fc12.

Reporter: please re-open this bug for Fedora 12.

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