Affects: iOS WebKit 536.26 (Safari & Chrome on iPhone, iPad, & iPod)
Note: this issue is specific to iOS. WebKit running on BlackBerry / Android devices are unaffected by this bug.
Under normal circumstances a TextArea (even in WebKit) works just fine however on iOS6 and WebKit 536.26 there is a bug with textareas if they are within an iframe.
and then in somePage.html
<textarea cols="60" rows="6">
type a bunch of multi-line content (e.g. "abc" [Enter] over and over)
Yup! that's all the code you need... a textarea in an iframe (very common in today's inline overlay popups).
Just type multiple lines of text (enough to be able to scroll the textarea vertically).
Then re-position the cursor elsewhere in the textarea and try to type again... Denied! The keyboard is almost useless as no characters will render on screen (oddly enough the backspace/delete key still works fine!)
Frustrating isn't it! Gah!
Known Workarounds: One. It isn't obvious but if you dismiss the keyboard or use Previous/Next to jump to another field and come back to the field everything works again!Related Issues: None.
If you have a SmartPhone or Tablet that runs a WebKit browser (basically any of them except Opera, Firefox (or a Windows 8 tablet)) please try this out and see if we can narrow down the specific versions/Operating Systems affected.