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#12505 closed bug (duplicate)

Opened September 11, 2012 01:37AM UTC

Closed September 11, 2012 01:58AM UTC

Last modified September 11, 2012 05:42AM UTC

replaceWith in google chrome giving error

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Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.7.2
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Okay, I didn't know if I should go to a google chrome forum or to this forum and report the bug but only seemed to happen on a chrome browser, but a minor issue with firefox.

Originally I posted a design issue in stackover flow found here:

I was having a problem that was on a larger scale happening on the project, so I figured I'd replicate it again to see if it does the same thing, and it does.

I was able to trim down the code into something I was able to replicate.

Here are the results:

In IE 7,8, and 9, the code worked perfectly

In google chrome:

I got an: Uncaught Error: NOT_FOUND_ERR: DOM Exception 8

It took me to the code in jquery:


keepData is for internal use only--do not document

remove: function( selector, keepData ) {

for ( var i = 0, elem; (elem = this[i]) != null; i++ ) {

if ( !selector || jQuery.filter( selector, [ elem ] ).length ) {

if ( !keepData && elem.nodeType === 1 ) {

jQuery.cleanData( elem.getElementsByTagName("*") );

jQuery.cleanData( [ elem ] );


if ( elem.parentNode ) {

Uncaught Error: NOT_FOUND_ERR: DOM Exception 8 elem.parentNode.removeChild( elem );





In firefox:

It worked, but I couldn't override the tab functionality, as I tried using e.preventDefault. I kept losing focus of the web document as it was being focused on other fields belonging to the browser. If I switched the keycode to a carriage return keycode == 13, it would work.

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Changed September 11, 2012 01:58AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

Duplicate of #11663.Repro with some problems fixed, like duplicate ID values:

It's not something we can fix, Chrome should not be throwing this. All we could do is catch it but wrapping that with a try/catch is a pretty ugly solution.

Changed September 11, 2012 05:42AM UTC by comment:2

Ah thanks, I'll post a notice to chrome's developer forum.

The work around for now was to wrap the spans within another span


<span id="test1" class="test">Test1</span>

would be:

<span id="parent_test1"><span id="test1" class="test">Test1</span></span>

Then I used jquery to do this:



That allowed me to do the same thing and get to where I wanted.