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#1357 closed bug (duplicate)

Opened July 05, 2007 07:13AM UTC

Closed July 20, 2007 03:26PM UTC

Bug in selectors for XML in IE6

Reported by: Owned by: john
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.1.4
Component: core Version: 1.1.3
Keywords: xml selectors Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Reading post about upcoming 1.2 I've changed XML selectors from XPath-like to CSS-like. And, bug 1346 prevented me from using ">" sign to specify immediate children. So I wrote the following code:

function callback(xmldata) {

var response = $("ut_response", xmldata);

var total = parseInt($("video_list total", response).text());



This code works goon in FF but is being broken in IE6 with the following jQuery code:

unique: function(first) {

var r = [], num = jQuery.mergeNum++;

for ( var i = 0, fl = first.length; i < fl; i++ )

if ( num != first[i].mergeNum ) {

first[i].mergeNum = num; // broken line



return r;


IE6 says that assigning new/unregistered property to XML-node is unsupported operation.

So, I've added surrounding try/catch block to assignment:

try { first[i].mergeNum = num; } catch (e) {} //Fix XML in IE6

as far as I now there are no duplicates in received XML.

Now after new bugfix release I'll rewrite my selectors to use immediate children, but the problem could arise in future.

Attachments (1)
  • youtube.xml (3.1 KB) - added by July 05, 2007 07:14AM UTC.

    Youtube rest api response

Change History (3)

Changed July 15, 2007 03:39PM UTC by john comment:1

Could you re-try this with We resolved some problems with selecting child elements in XML documents in that release, so this may have been fixed.

Changed July 20, 2007 03:13PM UTC by john comment:2

owner: → john

Changed July 20, 2007 03:26PM UTC by john comment:3

resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

Duplicate of #1326.