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#11007 closed bug (invalid)

Opened December 13, 2011 09:52AM UTC

Closed December 14, 2011 03:33PM UTC

:visible attribute works differently in firefox and IE

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Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: selector Version: 1.7.1
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I have a table with <tbody class="className"></tbody> in it. I want to append html to tbody (I use :visible because there are many tables with tbody.className, but others are hidden).


Now, if there are already rows in tbody, it works in both browsers. If tbody is empty, then IE does not append the row (although the debugger shows that '.className:visible' selector finds an element), firefox does.

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Changed December 13, 2011 10:43AM UTC by sindresorhus comment:1

owner: →
status: newpending

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Changed December 13, 2011 12:02PM UTC by comment:2

status: pendingnew

Thanks for the update. I was not aware of the guidelines...

Here is the jsfiddle example:

It works in Firefox, but it does not work in IE (I have IE8.0). Somehow the presence of thead influences the visibility of tbody in firefox, but not in IE. Now when I think of it, it is more of Firefox issue. Can somebody explain what's going on?

Changed December 14, 2011 03:33PM UTC by timmywil comment:3

component: unfiledselector
priority: undecidedlow
resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

The width and height of tbody is 0 in IE, so it is not considered visible. You can fix this by adding an empty td with a non-breaking space.