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#10527 closed bug (fixed)

Opened October 18, 2011 09:56PM UTC

Closed March 07, 2012 04:38PM UTC

Last modified December 13, 2012 10:19PM UTC

AJAX deferred should call success on "No Content," even when a Content-Type is specified

Reported by: Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: ajax Version: 1.6
Keywords: needsreview Cc: jaubourg
Blocked by: Blocking:

When a Content-Type such as "text/xml" is specified in an HTTP 204 ("No Content") status, jquery finds a converter for the datastream in the ajaxConvert() function. This ends up calling parseXML, which creates an invalid XML document and jquery throws an error.

In a 204 No Content situation, jquery should not attempt to parse the empty document. Or, parseXML should return an empty document when passed an empty string.

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Changed October 19, 2011 10:59AM UTC by addyosmani comment:1

cc: → jaubourg
component: unfiledajax
priority: undecidedlow

Changed October 19, 2011 03:21PM UTC by timmywil comment:2

owner: →
status: newpending

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Changed November 03, 2011 08:11AM UTC by trac-o-bot comment:3

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

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Changed November 03, 2011 01:28PM UTC by dmethvin comment:4

resolution: invalid
status: closedreopened

Changed November 05, 2011 09:37PM UTC by timmywil comment:5

keywords: → needsreview
status: reopenedopen

Changed March 07, 2012 04:38PM UTC by jaubourg comment:6

resolution: → fixed
status: openclosed

Makes parseXML act like parseJSON when given an empty or non-string input: now returns null rather than throwing an exception. Incidently fixes #10527. Unit tests added.

Changeset: d30859eb6bd5af9aafa9db003e17835ff594d019

Changed June 14, 2012 04:36PM UTC by comment:7

It looks like this has been fixed in 1.7.2. For anyone trying to work around this in a previous version, I found that forcing the datatype to 'text' in an ajax query works.

Changed December 13, 2012 09:52PM UTC by anonymous comment:8

This is still broken in 1.7.2 when using 'jsonp' dataType.

Changed December 13, 2012 10:19PM UTC by jaubourg comment:9

Replying to [comment:8 anonymous]:

This is still broken in 1.7.2 when using 'jsonp' dataType.

jsFiddle use-case please.