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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#11492 closed bug (wontfix)

In IE8 .append does not append option elements correctly

Reported by: tentonaxe Owned by: Rick Waldron
Priority: high Milestone: 1.8
Component: manipulation Version: 1.7.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


When appending options to a select in IE8 with new Option, the option gets appended to the select without a label.

var sel = $("select");
for (var i = 1; i <= 50; i++) {
    sel.append(new Option(i,i));


Here's a workaround to the problem:

var sel = $("select");
for (var i = 1; i <= 50; i++) {
    var temp = new Option(i,i);
    sel[0].options[sel[0].options.length] = temp;


Related SO question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9778469/jquery-1-7-working-differently-in-ie8-and-ie9/9778512#comment12465790_9778512

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Rick Waldron

Component: unfiledmanipulation
Priority: undecidedlow

Creating with a string of markup works correctly:


comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Rick Waldron

Milestone: None1.8
Owner: set to Rick Waldron
Priority: lowhigh
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

This seems sufficiently obscure that we should just call it a wontfix. If it was a serious problem we'd have heard about it earlier. Heck, most web developers today don't know about new Option I bet.

Here is a screen shot from the IE8 debugger showing the result of new Option("arf", "dog") without inserting it into the document. You can see it has inconsistent state. Note in particular that the outerHTML value is missing its text/label. http://i.imgur.com/ZSoQD.png

Yes it could be fixed but no it isn't worth the bytes since there are multiple simple workarounds.

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