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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#13095 closed bug (patchwelcome)

setting name attribute cannot be set at run time on IE7

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by:
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: git
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At the very least, please specify in the documentation. Better yet, have it properly handle this case.

Check code for proof: http://jsfiddle.net/qhwRQ/8/

Reference doc: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms534184(VS.85).aspx http://thunderguy.com/semicolon/2005/05/23/setting-the-name-attribute-in-internet-explorer/

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: patchwelcome
Status: newclosed

This is a long standing, well-known, problem in a browser that has been around for years. Google will find the proof; here's one but keep looking if you'd like.


The workaround is to specify the name attribute in the markup. Google will mention that too.

I'm sure everyone who has ever burned time on a problem like this is thinking, "Well I wrote this with jQuery so they should have mentioned every possible deviation and browser quirk at the top of the jQuery documentation for any affected method because that's where I started to look for help." But if we did that the docs would be a mess and totally unreadable. Sometimes you just have to know where to look. Or ask Google.

If you have a patch that works in a general way that we somehow missed, we could consider it.

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