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Ticket #6793 (closed enhancement: invalid)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

jQuery clone without innerHTML workaround for IE

Reported by: steida Owned by: steida
Priority: undecided Milestone: 1.4.3
Component: core Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: clone cloneNode ie bug Cc:
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Its pretty old fix from hedgerwang, rewamped for jQuery.


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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by dmethvin

Code from the link:

// jQuery clone fix for Internet Explorer events clonning issue, added deep option
// daniel.steigerwald.cz 2010, MIT licence
jQuery.fn.clone = function (events, deep) {
	// Do the clone
	var ret = this.map(function () {
		if (!jQuery.support.noCloneEvent && !jQuery.isXMLDoc(this)) {
			// IE copies events bound via attachEvent when
			// using cloneNode. Calling detachEvent on the
			// clone will also remove the events from the orignal
			// In order to get around this, we use innerHTML.
			// Unfortunately, this means some modifications to
			// attributes in IE that are actually only stored
			// as properties will not be copied (such as the
			// the name attribute on an input).
			var clone = this.cloneNode(!!deep),
				froms = [this].concat(deep ? this.getElementsByTagName('*') : []),
				tos = [clone].concat(deep ? clone.getElementsByTagName('*') : []);
			for (var i = tos.length; i--; ) {
				var to = tos[i], from = froms[i];
				// this method remove attached events
				// this method merge all attributes except events
				// retain selected options
				if (from.options) {
					var toOptions = to.options, fromOptions = element.options;
					for (var j = no.length; j--; ) toOptions[j].selected = fromOptions[j].selected;
				// fix some browsers inconsistenses
				var attr = {
					input: 'checked',
					option: 'selected',
					textarea: 'value'
				if (attr && from[prop]) to[prop] = attr[prop];
			return clone;
		else {
			return this.cloneNode(!!deep);

	// Copy the events from the original to the clone
	if (events === true) {
		cloneCopyEvent(this, ret);
		cloneCopyEvent(this.find("*"), ret.find("*"));

	// Return the cloned set
	return ret;

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by snover

  • Owner set to steida
  • Priority set to undecided
  • Status changed from new to pending

Could you please explain what specific issues this code is addressing?

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by anonymous

Read the comments you moron.

"IE copies events bound via attachEvent when cloneNode."

Instead of innerHTML, use clearAttributes.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by trac-o-bot

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

Automatically closed due to 14 days of inactivity.

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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