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Status: WontFix
Owner: ----
Closed: Mar 2016
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Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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<a onclick=""> reveals not functioning

Reported by, Apr 20 2010 Back to list

Issue description

Chrome Version       : 5.0.375.9 (Official Build 44625) dev
URLs (if applicable) :,
Other browsers tested:
Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue:
     Safari 4: OK
  Firefox 3.x: OK
IE 7:
IE 8:

Mac OS X 10.6.3

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. For Gowalla, go to page and click Sign In. Overlay should appear for entering credentials.
2. For VPN Accounts on subscribe page click 'More' on one of the options. Details momentarily 
flash but then disappear

What is the expected result?

Overlay or content is revealed by the onclick

What happens instead?

Overlay/revealed content momentarily flashes but then disappears again

Please provide any additional information below. Attach a screenshot if

n.b. above URL should be
For Gowalla, issue actually only seems apparent from blog page The clicking results in a 
change of URL to but no overlay. This is similar behaviour to that seen on the VPN Accounts 
Subscribe page. 
Labels: -Area-Undefined Area-Compat-Web NeedsReduction
Works for me in Chrome 7.0.503.0 (Mac) and 9.0.587.0 (Windows), the same as in Firefox 3.6.2 (Mac) and 4.0 beta (Windows).

Note: at I don't see sign up link.

Successfully reproduced in Chrome 9.0.576.0 dev on Ubuntu and Safari 5.0.2 on Mac
using the URL which was provided in comments
Seems like a :focus issue.
Opening bug in webkit

Test case:

<!doctype html>
	a span {
		display: none;
	a:focus span {
		display: block;
	<a href="#">Click me to reveal - <span>some stuff</span></a>
Above was a duplicate of

Comment 9 by, Feb 10 2011

Labels: -Area-Compat-Web -NeedsReduction Area-WebKit WebKit-Core
Status: ExternalDependency
Labels: Mstone-X kgmoved5_4
Project Member

Comment 11 by, Mar 10 2013

Labels: -Area-WebKit -WebKit-Core Cr-Content Cr-Content-Core
Project Member

Comment 12 by, Apr 6 2013

Labels: -Cr-Content Cr-Blink

Comment 13 by, Jul 15 2015

Labels: -Cr-Content-Core

Comment 14 by, Mar 23 2016

Components: -Blink Blink>HTML>A
Labels: -Mstone-X mstone-X
Status: WontFix
We fixed this some time ago.

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