Calling all experts in HTML/CCS. I need help bigtime!
My website has suddenly become highly disfunctional in iOS.
The issue is the way iOS is handling data input. Everything is fine in any browser in macOS, but on iOS if I type a couple of characters into a data input field only the first one appears immediately. Any additional characters typed will eventually be echoed back, but only after a delay of 10-20 seconds or more. Everything used to work perfectly but, I think, starting with iOS12 this issue crept in.
Could someone PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE, take a look to help me understand the problem, and see if there is something I can do to correct the situation?
Background: For years I’ve been using Helmuth Ritzer’s StackApps suite of stacks to create CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) functionality on my websites. Unfortunately and sadly Helmuth has abandoned his project. He used to be excellent to deal with but, sadly, for the past several years he’s gone silent, though his stacks are still downloadable from his website. Last update was for Stacks 2.5, I think, and I pretty sure that some of his implementation decisions have now reached their sell-by date.
Sadly I don’t know of any alternative to StackApps for CRUD applications. What does everyone else use? StackApps may have the learning curve of a rodeo bull, but once one overcomes that, the suite is both comprehensive and useful. \
Thank you for checking this out for me. As I mentioned earlier, the problem is intermittent, and, please trust me, on my device it happens every time. I did notice one more behavior–if I scroll the slightest amount when or after typing, the hidden characters appear. So:
Type character 1, it appears
Type character 2->n, they do not display
Scroll minutely, they appear.
Tav, or anyone else, would you mind trying for the misbehavior one more time to see if you can make it happen for you, and if that might lead to an understanding of the problem.
Thanks for trying Andrew. This is what I feel like when I take the car to the mechanic! However I think I have a workaround, so I’ll pursue that for now.
I completely agree with @rob.beattie and you about the lack of responsiveness on narrow screens. However that complex of two fields and a checkbox is a single stack from StackApps, last updated for Stacks 2.5 and I can’t do anything about its awkwardness on mobile devices. As I said, I’m laboring with this suite because it enables CRUD functionality well and it’s a “take it or leave it” proposition!
As I didn’t see you mention which browser you are using on your mobile device. I have read about weird bugs in other mobile browsers that seem to run slow. Layout of course, is another problem entirely ;)
Andrew: That CSS is great and better still I have been able to learn (at least a bit) to help myself in the future. Thank you. I’m sorry your efforts to reproduce my issue have been frustrating but perhaps that’s a good thing. I’m trying for a workaround and if successful everything will be totally fine.
@Stack-Its: Thanks Bill–I was testing with both Safari and Chrome with identical results. Many thanks for your efforts to help.