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#11127 closed bug (invalid)

Opened January 04, 2012 12:24PM UTC

Closed January 19, 2012 08:13AM UTC

Last modified April 30, 2013 09:43AM UTC

object doesn't support property or method "addEventListener"

Reported by: inVader Owned by: inVader
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.7.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

object doesn't support property or method "addEventListener"

jquery-1.7.1.js, line 464 symbol 4

IE 9.0, Windows 7

Could be fixed by changing line 459 to

if ( document.addEventListener && window.addEventListener ) {

next error is

object doesn't support property or method "removeEventListener"

jquery-1.7.1.js, line 922 symbol 3

Could be fixed by changing line 920 to

if ( document.removeEventListener ) {

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Change History (4)

Changed January 04, 2012 12:44PM UTC by inVader <> comment:1

this bug exists since jquery-1.4

jquery-1.3.2 doesn't have this bug

Changed January 04, 2012 01:33PM UTC by rwaldron comment:2

owner: → inVader
status: newpending

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Changed January 19, 2012 08:13AM UTC by trac-o-bot comment:3

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

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Changed April 30, 2013 09:43AM UTC by anonymous comment:4

This bug cannot be reproduced in JSFiddle, because it only appears to happen in MSIE compatability mode which JSFiddle itself doesn't support.

the error is thrown from JQuery.ready.promise, to reproduce open Internet Explorer, use $(document).ready( fn ), open dev console (F12) and set the Document mode to IE7 Standards. I'm using JQuery edge in my tests:

jQuery.ready.promise = function( obj ) {

if ( !readyList ) {

readyList = jQuery.Deferred();

if ( document.readyState === "complete" ) {

setTimeout( jQuery.ready );

} else {

[ERROR Thrown here]

document.addEventListener( "DOMContentLoaded", completed, false );

window.addEventListener( "load", completed, false );



return readyList.promise( obj );