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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#10812 closed bug (fixed)

passing empty object to .before() or .after() throws exception in IE7

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: dmethvin
Priority: high Milestone: 1.7.1
Component: manipulation Version: 1.6.4
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


The following line:

$( '.hlist dl dl, .hlist ol ol, .hlist ul ul' )

.before( '( ' ).after( ') ' );

Throws an exception in IE7 if the the query returns empty, passing null to before() and .after(). IE8 and other browsers does not have this problem.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by dmethvin

Owner: set to anonymous
Status: newpending

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comment:2 in reply to:  description ; Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

Status: pendingnew

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous


Hope this one works.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by timmywil

Component: unfiledmanipulation
Milestone: None1.next
Priority: undecidedhigh
Status: newopen

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by dmethvin

Milestone: 1.next1.7.1
Owner: changed from anonymous to dmethvin
Status: openassigned

It's actually failing everywhere, you can see the console error thrown by Sizzle.error in Chrome for example. It's a simple fix so I'll get it now.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

I discovered indeed it happens in all browsers. The problem is in combination with the text passed ("( "). Passing "<span>( </span>" instead does not fail.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

It appears to happen on any combination of characters (brackets and operators) that have any meaning in javascript. "*" is especially fun... .append() and .prepend() are not affected.

The best fix is to not do anything when applied to null.

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by Dave Methvin

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fix #10812, let .before() and .after() work on empty collections.

Changeset: dd845a2c0f63f97e74e4d490ee66e12e0bf180c5

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