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Ticket #3371 (closed bug: invalid)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Selectors break in IE6 with XML strings

Reported by: Liquidice Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: core Version: 1.2.6
Keywords: Selectors IE6 IE Internet explorer load Cc:
Blocking: Blocked by:


I came across this issue because I was using $.load with a selector like 'root > li', and it worked on FF, Safari but on IE6 it didn't. (I haven't tested IE7.)

So I narrowed it down to selectors and made a nice test case for you guys using basically the same method .load uses to insert html to the target element.

It seems to boil down to this, given a string s = <root><span><b>Examplicious</b></span></root>

selector 'root' will be found. selector 'b' will be found. selector 'root > span' will not be found because it names two elements, one which isn't a valid HTML element.

Check the attached test case in different browsers for more examples.


IE selector issue.zip Download (32.8 KB) - added by Liquidice 7 years ago.
selector test case

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by Liquidice

selector test case

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by dmethvin

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

jQuery doesn't have a built-in XML parser.


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