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#11280 closed bug (fixed)

Opened February 06, 2012 02:12AM UTC

Closed October 16, 2012 07:16PM UTC

appending elements to an object element fails in IE < 9

Reported by: TimJRobinson Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 1.9
Component: manipulation Version: 1.7.1
Keywords: ie6 ie7 ie8 Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I'm getting a strange but in IE 6, 7 & 8 where if you append an element to an <object> tag it will give the error:

SCRIPT87: Invalid argument. 

I've reproduced this bug in jsfiddle here:

If I append text it appears to work fine, it only breaks if I append an element.

It's breaking on line 5653 of jQuery 1.7.1 for me saying elem is an invalid argument.

I'm running on Windows 7 using IE9 in compatability mode. Though I have also reproduced this bug in IE 8 and IE 7 on windows XP.

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Changed February 06, 2012 05:50AM UTC by TimJRobinson comment:1

I also recreated adding the element in pure javascript and it works as expected:

Changed February 07, 2012 10:01PM UTC by dmethvin comment:2

component: unfiledcore
priority: undecidedlow
status: newopen

Thanks for the test cases, it's really strange because when you trace through it with the debugger we're doing the same appendChild operation of the param to an object. I think it may be that the html string with a "<param ..." isn't being created correctly but it's a sufficiently rare corner case that I'll just mark it open for now.

Changed June 26, 2012 02:19AM UTC by dmethvin comment:3

keywords: → ie6 ie7 ie8

Changed September 09, 2012 12:15AM UTC by dmethvin comment:4

component: coremanipulation
milestone: None1.9

Oh I see what's happening. The <param> needs an <object> wrapper to be created correctly:

Changed September 10, 2012 01:39AM UTC by dmethvin comment:5

Changed October 16, 2012 07:16PM UTC by Daniel Galvez comment:6

resolution: → fixed
status: openclosed

Fix #11280. IE6-8 need name attribute to parse param. Close gh-914.

Changeset: ef7bce7e5c67f29a7e09ea1b0bb43b429fc9f59b