I don't know if this is the right place to present my problem but I figure it's worth a shot anyway.
I'm currently making an rich text email client in Adobe Flex which compiles to flash. As for the message part of an email i want to support displaying html. Since the components provided by Flex have very limited html support i went looking for something with better support. I found this great Flex component called HTMLComponent made by a guy called Judah.
With this component you can put html inside your Flex page, either an external page, local page, or just manually put in a html string.
Now this component has an editor mode which uses the FCKEditor. This was perfect for using as the message field for an email client. So all was sweet like sugar for a while, until i opened up my application in Internet Explorer. There is no problem in Firefox.
The problem is that when the HTMLComponent get focus it wont let go if you press the mouse outside or try to tab out. You can observe this here.
If you start to type in the text field of the FCKEditor and then try to click in the Flex text field above, this will not get focus and any keyboard input will still go to the FCKEditor. You can observe the right behavior using Firefox. I found some posts in Judahs blog talking about this problem and they blamed the flash plugin and Internet Explorer, and i don't want to disagree. There is probably a bug in one or both.
But now to the interesting part.
There must be some magic involved with the mouse click to do the expanding or something like that.
Internet Explorer focus problem using Flex(flash)