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#12204 closed bug (invalid)

Opened August 06, 2012 02:56PM UTC

Closed August 21, 2012 08:38AM UTC

Unexpected call to method or property access for .html and .append

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: anonymous
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.8rc1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I'm trying to make sure that in IE, empty cells have outlines. The CSS doesn't work in IE, so my workaround used jquery. Unfortunately, in some odd cases, this doesn't seem to work and gives "Unexpected call to method or property access." Here is the code:

<html xmlns="">
<head id="Head1">
<style type="text/css">
/*style here*/
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("td:empty").html(" ");
<tr><td>Data Here</td></tr>

I also tried


$(document).ready(function () {
$("td").append(" ")


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Changed August 06, 2012 07:28PM UTC by timmywil comment:1

owner: → anonymous
status: newpending

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Changed August 21, 2012 08:38AM UTC by trac-o-bot comment:2

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

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