Steps to reproduce: try to select (highlight) all of the characters of the following expressions below with the mouse (mousedown and then mousedrag from left to right or from right to left).

Expected results: to select (highlight) the very last (ponctuation) characters (exclamation mark, period, comma, question mark, asterisk). This task should be easy to do.

Hello World!

Hello World.

Hello World,

Hello World?

Hello World*

Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Konqueror and many other browsers all pass this test.

Update: This bug has been FIXED in Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 (build 6001.18241) released on August 28th 2008. Otherwise, Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 PASSES this specific and particular testcase.

Valid HTML 4.01!