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Why does the focus disappear when moving between links on this page?

  • On Jan 6, 2014, using Opera 12.02, at
    when I move the focus down with the keyboard between the entry beginning "Libya Navy" and "Policemen among," the focus, the lines around the selected link, disappear. As I continue to key the down focus key, I continue to see, in the status bar, the addresses of articles but the screen does not move at all as I continue to key the down key.

    Later in the document, the focus reappears again when I move it down from the link labeled "Why aren't big bank" to "Egypt gone bad." That link appears under the date January 03, 1024. The focus reappears and starts working again.

    I observed this problem on this web site and page some time ago but haven't observed again until now.

    I haven't observed the problem on any other web site.

    What is causing this?

    Is there a way a web page can turn off the focus?

    Is this screwed up html?

    Is it an Opera bug?

    On this site, the contents migrates to archive pages reached through the link "headlines continued" at the bottom of the page.

    I am stuck at 12.02 because I use win 98 and kernelex.

  • It looks like a bug in Opera 12.x — I am unable to reproduce it in Opera 11.64.