WKWebView does not allow text selection with hardware keyboard in contenteditable element

Number:rdar://19713813 Date Originated:04-Feb-2015 12:34 PM
Status:Closed Resolved:Yes
Product:iOS SDK Product Version:8.1
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always
When interacting with a DOM element with the contenteditable attribute, holding shift and navigating with the cursor keys on a hardware keyboard does not perform text selection.

Steps to Reproduce:
The attached example project (https://github.com/BipSync/ios-wkwebview-contenteditable/releases/tag/1.0.0) illustrates the issue. It can be observed in the iOS Simulator and on devices. 

Attach a hardware keyboard, tap the text in the WKWebView so the caret appears, hold down shift and use the cursor keys to navigate the text.

Expected Results:
Text selection should be performed with the standard set of shortcuts (e.g. shift and cursor key, shift/alt/cursor, shift/cmd/cursor, etc.)

Actual Results:
The caret moves but text selection does not occur.


Fixed in iOS 9 Beta 4

By craig.marvelley at July 24, 2015, 10:03 p.m. (reply...)

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