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Ticket #11212 (closed bug: fixed)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

Sizzle.getText converts unbreakable space into whitespace on IE

Reported by: cyril.fluck@… Owned by: cyril.fluck@…
Priority: low Milestone: 1.8
Component: attributes Version: 1.7.1
Keywords: ie6 ie7 ie8 Cc:
Blocking: Blocked by:


There is a regression linked to changes made in Sizzle.getText. getText should make the difference between unbreakable space and whitespace.

This was working with jQuery 1.6.4.

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comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by addyosmani

  • Owner set to cyril.fluck@…
  • Status changed from new to pending

The PR you're referencing doesn't appear to be a valid URL. Could you repost with more information?

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by cyril.fluck@…

  • Status changed from pending to new

Here are the commits fixing this issue  https://github.com/jquery/sizzle/pull/91/commits

In IE7 with jQuery 1.6.4, using getText on an element having an unbreakable space (   ) would return a string containing an unbreakable space (code 160). With jQuery 1.7.1, the same getText method replaces   by a regular whitespace (code 32).

The reason is the Sizzle.getText method is using now innerText instead of nodeValue.

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by cyril.fluck@…

You can run this on IE and switch from jQuery 1.6.4 to 1.7.1 to see the different character code that is returned for the unbreakable space


comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by dmethvin

  • Keywords ie6 ie7 ie8 added
  • Priority changed from undecided to low
  • Status changed from new to open
  • Component changed from unfiled to attributes
  • Milestone changed from None to 1.8

Another result of the 1.7 Sizzle.getText() change for oldIE.

comment:6 Changed 23 months ago by timmywil

  • Status changed from open to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

This no longer applies as we no longer use innerText.

Please follow the  bug reporting guidlines and use  jsFiddle when providing test cases and demonstrations instead of pasting the code in the ticket.


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