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Ticket #10873 (closed bug: invalid)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

live does not work with elements got from using each function

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: anonymous
Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: event Version: 1.7.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocking: Blocked by:



$('a').each(function(i. elt) {

$(elt).live('click', function() {

console.log('Not a bug!!');



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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by addyosmani

  • Owner set to anonymous
  • Priority changed from undecided to low
  • Status changed from new to pending
  • Component changed from unfiled to event

Thanks for submitting a ticket to the jQuery bug tracker. Could you please also provide us with a complete test case on jsFiddle that reproduces the issues you're experiencing? It would also be great if you could test with jQuery edge.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by ajpiano

  • Status changed from pending to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

This is documented behaviour, live does not work against arbitrary collections, including those made from DOM element references, it only works directly after a string selector.

"Chaining methods is not supported. For example, $("a").find(".offsite, .external").live( ... ); is not valid and does not work as expected."


Furthermore, 'a' elements that are already on the page and then trying to make a .live call against them doesn't really make much sense, as it kind of defeats the point of "working with future elements" conceptually.

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