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#1349 closed bug (fixed)

Opened July 03, 2007 01:02PM UTC

Closed February 16, 2009 03:52PM UTC

.is(':visible') is incorrect when parent element is hidden

Reported by: arrix Owned by: john
Priority: major Milestone: 1.3.2
Component: selector Version: 1.3.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

What should the :visible test return when the parent element is hidden(display: none)?

The result in safari is different from that in other major browsers.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.js"></script>

<div style="display:none">
	<div id="div1"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">

IE: true

Firefox: true

Opera: true

Safari: false

Webkit nightly: false

This inconsistency also affects methods using .filter(':visible') such as .hide().

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Changed July 03, 2007 02:44PM UTC by arrix comment:1

It isn't jquery's fault.

It is caused by that in safari window.getComputedStyle($('#div1')[0]).display == 'none'.

The behavior of .is(':visible') in safari is correct conceptually. But I think, for most of programmers, the behavior in firefox/opera/ie is more desired.

Changed July 20, 2007 09:05PM UTC by brandon comment:2

The solution to this issue is best dealt with on a case by case basis because of the performance hit. One would need to walk up the DOM tree and check the parents for visibility in Safari.

Changed July 21, 2007 01:45PM UTC by john comment:3

owner: → john

Changed July 29, 2007 07:20PM UTC by john comment:4

Here are some past bugs relating to this issue: #467, #131.

Changed July 29, 2007 11:02PM UTC by john comment:5

Fixed in SVN rev [2518-2519].

Changed July 29, 2007 11:02PM UTC by john comment:6

resolution: → fixed
status: newclosed

Changed September 27, 2007 06:24PM UTC by harking comment:7

resolution: fixed
status: closedreopened

This bug/feature causes another issue when using the .resizeable() function of jQuery.ui

If the parent div is display:none, then

$('#div1').resizeable({ proportionallyResize: ['div'] });

On resize the internal div is incorrectly resized. This is due to an incorrect assumption that when $(an_element).is(':visible') returns true, $(an_element) has an outterWidth and outterHeight. See

Changed February 16, 2009 03:52PM UTC by john comment:8

component: coreselector
resolution: → fixed
status: reopenedclosed

Fixed in SVN rev [6210].