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#11116 closed bug (invalid)

Opened December 29, 2011 11:25PM UTC

Closed December 30, 2011 01:37AM UTC

Trying to set attribute selected to anything sets it to "selected"

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Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: attributes Version: 1.7.1
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In my code I use img elements as tabs, and to track their states I've used an attributes that they aren't normally supposed to have: selected. I set this attribute to true or false based on the state. This used to work, but with some version it broke, and I've discovered this with version 1.7.1 of jQuery. What happens now is that when I try to set this attribute to *anything* at all, it ends up getting set to "selected".

I can change my code to work around this, but I wanted to report this because the change in jQuery has broken my previously working code.

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Changed December 30, 2011 12:37AM UTC by sindresorhus comment:1

owner: →
status: newpending

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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Changed December 30, 2011 01:37AM UTC by timmywil comment:2

component: unfiledattributes
priority: undecidedlow
resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

This is intended behavior. "selected" is the only valid value for the selected attribute. For further explanation and to familiarize yourself with a better way to work with boolean attributes, see