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#12178 closed bug (duplicate)

Opened August 01, 2012 08:30PM UTC

Closed August 06, 2012 06:23PM UTC

Last modified August 14, 2012 09:23PM UTC

Crash on IE8 in data.js' removeData function

Reported by: dwilks Owned by: dwilks
Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: effects Version: 1.7.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Browser: IE8, IE9 in IE8 mode

Version: 1.7.1, 1.7.2 and jquery-git (2012-08-01)

Here's a full description of the issue:

The short version:

  • document.body has a jquery change event on it
  • when a jquery ui calendar's month select list is used to change the month
  • jquery crashes in (data.js) removeData as jqui is trying to replace the calendar

because the select list's removeAttribute property's type is unknown and just testing for causes an error.

} else if ( elem.removeAttribute ) {

  • the select list's removeAttribute starts out ok when the date picker is being created and jquery.append initially creates the fragment but becomes 'unknown' when it's actually appended to the document after

this.appendChild( elem );

This is the same issue as #9476. Of course a simple jsfiddle works fine. When the calendar is added to the document its month select list's removeAttribute remains typeof === object. I am going to try to keep whittling down my fail case and get it into a jsfiddle and in the mean time add a typeof test to our local version of jquery.

What I do know...

  • Fails in IE8 regardless of doctype
  • Works in IE9 with html5 doctype or with IE9 meta tag
  • Fails in IE9 with IE8 meta tag
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Change History (6)

Changed August 01, 2012 09:01PM UTC by timmywil comment:1

owner: → dwilks
status: newpending

Thank you for taking the time to contribute to the jQuery project!

We will need a test case that does not include jQuery UI. If this is a bug in jQuery UI, please file a bug report at

Changed August 02, 2012 12:33AM UTC by dwilks comment:2

status: pendingnew

Here's the simple fail case:

The key conditions:

  • body must have a change event
  • the dynamically appended element must have an associated style with a behavior:url(#default#savehistory)

Changed August 06, 2012 06:23PM UTC by timmywil comment:3

component: unfiledeffects
priority: undecidedlow
resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

Duplicate of #10394.

Changed August 06, 2012 09:47PM UTC by dwilks comment:4

How long before this fix appears in the jquery-git build? I updated my jsfiddle to jQuery (edge) and it's still crashing in exactly the same place. The edge url is:

Changed August 13, 2012 09:26PM UTC by dwilks comment:5

This is similar, but not identical to #10394. Please re-open this ticket and test it against jQuery (edge) at Thanks.

Changed August 14, 2012 09:23PM UTC by dwilks comment:6

Replying to [comment:3 timmywil]:

Duplicate of #10394.

Ahh, maybe replying is what's needed to get your attention. :)

This is similar, but not identical to #10394. It has nothing to do with the effects module. It's a similar issue in data.js. Please re-open this ticket and test it against jQuery (edge) at Thanks.