For example, let's look at this code (currently available at www.mgroeber.de/focustest.html):
When I open this with the E75 (BrowserNG/7.1.1) the default focus goes to the "Make a choice" combo box, and I can use the two links at the bottom to redirect the focus to the link or the combo box.
<META NAME="navigation" CONTENT="tabbed">
<a href="www.google.de" id="test2">Link</a>
<option value="#">Make a choice ?</option>
<a href="#x" onclick="document.getElementById('test').focus(); return false">Focus Select</a> -
<a href="#x" onclick="document.getElementById('test2').focus(); return false">Focus Link</a> -
However, after opening the same page with an E52 (FW v71), the focus is on the "Focus Select" link instead. If I click this link, the focus does not seem to move. However, if I press [Up], [Down], the focus actually returns to the combo box, as if it had been moved there internally, without updating the UI. Even weirder, when I press [Right] [Left], and then press a digit key, the popup opens as expected, even without getting a focus rectangle. Afterwards, the focus behaves strangely in that I can *only* get the combo box to take focus any more.
So it seems the internal state and the page rendering get out of sync somehow - focus() in tabbed mode has always been a bit of a troublemaker, but this here looks clearly broken.
Candidate for a known issue / bugfix?