We are using richfaces 3.3.3.GA in our app.
We use the rich:fileUpload component, and have set the attributes so that the addControlLabel is used as text within a div (in the rendered markup) to be the face of the widget. Using mouse clicks invokes proper widget behavior in Firefox, IE, and Chrome, which is great. Also, we have to maintain a degree of 508 compliance, which means we have to be able to invoke the widget from the keyboard.
I have overridden the renderer and put an anchor tag inside the div, so that the invoking text is now a link so that it would respond to the Enter keystroke. I also added an onclick handler to the <a> so that i could call click() on the "widgetid:file" component (which is the <input...> part of the widget - where all the magic happens), which is apparently what needs to receive the click.
Most of our users use IE, so that makes the problem even worse. Maybe there is a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes with this component, but I'm trying to understand why there is a difference using this component between the mouse click and hitting the Enter key which calls "click()" on the widget. Whatever the difference, it causes the fileUploadListener to not be called in IE. The fileUpload widget works just fine for me in Firefox and Chrome.
This is pretty urgent, so please, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.