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Ticket #4132 (closed bug: invalid)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Data store hash object bug

Reported by: dave_smith Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.3.2
Component: data Version: 1.3.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocking: Blocked by:


The desired output of the following code is that a#other gives 'other' and the rest of the links give 'value'.

Instead, all links give 'other'.

If the same is done with a string instead of a hash object, then the desired output produced.

$(document).ready(function() {

Store a hash on all links. $('a').data('object_store', {prop: 'value'});

Get the stored hash from one of the links. var object_store = $('a#other').data('object_store');

Alter the hash. object_store.prop = 'other';

Store the hash in the one link. $('a#other').data('object_store', object_store);

$('a').click(function() { Display the output. alert($(this).data('object_store').prop); return false; });


Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by dmethvin

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

All the elements are sharing the object that you initially set. I updated the documentation for jQuery.data to clarify this.


If you want a subset of the objects to have a different value, you could use jQuery.extend to create a new object with updated values:

  $.extend({}, $('a#other').data('object_store'), {prop: other})

Or if you want each element to have a unique object, do this:

  $(this).data('object_store', {prop: something});

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by dave_smith

Thanks dmethvin, your explanation and code examples are much appreciated.

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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