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rated 0 times [  65] [ 7]  / answers: 1 / hits: 34131  / 15 Years ago, thu, june 11, 2009, 12:00:00

I'm writing an iPhone web app, and I want to automatically focus a text field when the page is loaded, bringing up the keyboard. The usual Javascript:



input.focus();


doesn't seem to be working. Any ideas?


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It comes as no help to you but the last poster in this thread wrote that its a bug of the webkit engine.

I can't tell if its a verified bug or not...



Last post from way back machine (as original seems to not work):




I am developing my app in pure XHTML MP / Ecmascript MP / WCSS. So
using native platform browser control api is really not an option for
me. Yes the behaviour u mention is the same as mine. I searched his
topic in the bugzilla at webkit.org and found that this indeed is a
reported bug. focus() to a text box does highlight the element but
does not provide a carat in it for the user to start entering text.
Using a timer as mentioned by [email protected] does not help either.



This behaviour is common across platforms (s60,iphone,android) which
use the webkit engine.



So as of now i dont see a solution to this problem.



Hope this helps



[#99341] Saturday, June 6, 2009, 15 Years  [reply] [flag answer]
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