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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#13651 closed bug (invalid)

$(form).serialize() fails when the form has an element with ID/name equals "elements"

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by: [email protected]
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.9.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


$(form).serialize() fails if the HTML form has an input or select control with ID (or possibly with the name attribute) set to "elements". This seems to be because the $.serialize() function looks for all "properties" of form "this" having a key equals to "elements". But the input/select form control having its id="elements" seems to override that form property somehow, thus resulting in the serialization of an empty array of form elements :(

For example, attempting to serialize a form defined as such:

<form id='perioricTableSubmissionForm'>
  <input id="professor" name="professor"/>
  <select id="department" name="department">...</select>
  <select id="elements" name="elements[]" multiple>...</select>

Would return a blank string when calling


because the serialize() method in jQuery does something like this:

var elements = $.prop(this, "elements");

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Rick Waldron

Owner: set to [email protected]
Status: newpending

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comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by dmethvin

This sounds like our old friend DOM property aliasing, which we can't fix. http://kangax.github.com/domlint/

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by trac-o-bot

Resolution: invalid
Status: pendingclosed

Because we get so many tickets, we often need to return them to the initial reporter for more information. If that person does not reply within 14 days, the ticket will automatically be closed, and that has happened in this case. If you still are interested in pursuing this issue, feel free to add a comment with the requested information and we will be happy to reopen the ticket if it is still valid. Thanks!

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by timmywil

#14594 is a duplicate of this ticket.

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