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Thursday, June 24, 2010

bug 511 - checkbox double click fail in IE

Issue: #511
Affects: IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10

On the web almost all interaction is based on the single-click concept. You click once to follow a link, you click once to press a button, once to open a dropdown select list, select a radio button or checkbox element etc.

So if you were to double click an element that toggles (e.g. like a checkbox) you would expect the first click to change it from state A to state B... and the second to change it from state B back to state A. (e.g. unchecked - checked - unchecked)

This works as expected in all browsers except IE. In IE double-clicking a checkbox will only switch the state once from A to B.


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Realistically this isn't a major issue as most users are unlikely to double click a checkbox... however based on the number of post on web forums and newsgroups about how to stop users from double clicking and re-submitting data - it certainly does happen.

Known Workarounds: None.

Related Issues: (bug 132) (bug 193).

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