(I’m posting here because the web design forum, where I think this belongs, seems to be broken.)
I’ve been preparing to use the formmail script from the wiki, and firstly just testing my html page (not the script) locally.
I’m getting something bizarre, probably of no consequence, but it’s bugging me that I can’t make sense of it.
The email address field displays in my browser with a yellow dashed line inside its border, rather like graphics programs use to display masks.
Here’s a screenshot.
I’m using Opera 9.6 on Debian Etch. This quirk does NOT appear with Iceweasel (firefox). That could indicate an Opera bug, but not necessarily.
I’ve played around with the code and the yellow border comes and goes according to the name parameter in the text field. If the name contains email, e.g. bugemailbug, the yellow border is there. Remove any character from ‘email’, or insert an extra character, e.g. emaiil, and it goes away.
Does anyone know if this is a bug or some obscure feature?