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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#10760 closed bug (invalid)

jQuery Selector for UI Tab Click Event

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by: [email protected]
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.7
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


I'm not sure if this is a core jQuery issue or one of jQuery UI Tabs, but in IE8 with jQuery 1.7 and jQuery 1.8.16 if you try to bind to the click event of a tab as follows:

$('#jQueryTabs ul li a').live('click', function () {}); $(document).on('click', '#jQueryTabs ul li a', function () {});

Nothing will happen when you click on any of the tabs. However, if you change the syntax to be as follows it will work as expected:

$('#jQueryTabs ul li a').click(function () {});

I was under the impression that the .live() and .on() events would cover all of these scenarios?


Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by dmethvin

Thanks for taking the time to contribute to the jQuery project! Please provide a complete reduced test case on jsFiddle to help us assess your ticket.

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comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by dmethvin

Owner: set to [email protected]
Status: newpending

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by [email protected]

Status: pendingnew

Hello dmethvin,

Sorry for the delay, I've added a simple test case to JSFiddle here:


I've added the .click event (which works) in the middle of the .live and .on declarations, if you click a tab you'll notice that only the .click event fires.


comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by [email protected]

Apologies I missed a closing </html> tag in the example, this is fixed in:



comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by [email protected]


Could you please explain why this was closed, and if this was invalid what I had been doing wrong?


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