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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#1136 closed bug (fixed)

Events not removed from jQuery.event.global

Reported by: brandon Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.1.3
Component: event Version: 1.1.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Description (last modified by brandon)

From Michael Schwarz on the discuss list:

I have a very simple page which will be refreshed from time to time. I build an example which will be called every 1000 msec to redner a html table with a button inside. The button click event is set with the bind method. This causes a memory problem.

<div id="display">

<script type="text/javascript">

function clickhandler() {

function render() {
       var d = new Date();
       var n = d.getTime();

       $("button").unbind("click", clickhandler);

       var sb = [];
       for(var i=0; i<100; i++) {
               sb.push("<tr><td>" + i + "</td><td>" + n + "</td><td><button>Click</

       $("button").bind("click", clickhandler);

       setTimeout(render, 1000);



I see the problem, now. The array jQuery.event.global is getting bigger and bigger. For a long running Web application (without any page refresh) it is a strange problem. If I have removed an event and then will delete the element (the DOM element) this should be removed from the jQuery.event.global array. If I press F5 it will clear nearly everything and memory usage is like before.

I added some lines to the remove function (line 1245):

// original
if(!k) element["on" + type] = null;

// changed to
if (!k) {
   element["on" + type] = null;

   for ( var i=0; i<this.global[type].length; i++) {
       if(this.global[type][i] == element) {
           this.global[type].splice(i, 1);

I see that the for loop isn't very well, maybe there is another way to remove the element if there is no handler.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by carlos.aguay

You shouldn't break when you find the first element. You could attach several events of the same type to the same element. So 'element' could be present more than once in the array. Therefore it should be something like:

var o = this.global[type];
for (var i = o.length; i >= 0; i--) {
  if (o[i] == element) {

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by brandon

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This is now fixed in Rev [2011].

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