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#10668 closed enhancement (invalid)

Opened November 04, 2011 02:07PM UTC

Closed November 04, 2011 02:34PM UTC

Last modified November 04, 2011 02:55PM UTC

Allow to update data-attributes

Reported by: rodneyrehm Owned by:
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.7
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:
Description should be able to (selectively) update data-attributes in order to make something like

$('.selector').data('foobar', 1);

selectable like


see modified code and jsFiddle for a possible solution (introducing a new argument 'updateAttr').

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Changed November 04, 2011 02:34PM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

Nope. By design we don't write to those attributes under any circumstances, and doing so in a consistent way would affect all the data APIs plus incur a big performance penalty. Use .attr().

Changed November 04, 2011 02:55PM UTC by rodneyrehm comment:2

I'm terribly sorry to have bothered anyone with this. There's a much simpler (and imho cleaner) solution to this: