unclickable inputs in sortables (and workaround)

Got a call today – a form I created which had some sortable elements was not allowing its contained inputs to be clicked.

After a little investigation, I found this is already reported as a bug.

The workaround is to apply the sortable as usual, using the $().sortable() call, and then after that, override the sortable’s mousedown and click events to force inputs to be selected when they’re clicked.

  $('#form_fields').sortable();
  $('#form_fields input').bind('click.sortable mousedown.sortable',function(ev){
    ev.target.focus();
  });

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