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#13866 closed bug (wontfix)

Opened May 07, 2013 04:07PM UTC

Closed May 07, 2013 09:56PM UTC

Last modified May 08, 2013 03:49AM UTC

$.fn.css should work (not crash) on the document

Reported by: jbedard Owned by:
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.9.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Since 13832 won't be fixed I think all standard jQuery methods should work on the document. The only one I've found which doesn't is $.css: $("html").parent().css("color") crashes.

It seems like it doesn't always crash though, after doing $("html").css("color") once $("html").parent().css("color") starts working (returning undefined) in chrome/IE8. Firefox seem to always crash and has a different error then chrome.

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Changed May 07, 2013 09:56PM UTC by timmywil comment:1

resolution: → wontfix
status: newclosed

This seems like overkill. There are valid use cases for allowing .parent() to return a document, but doesn't mean we need to fail silently when trying to set styles on a non-element. In fact, an exception may even be preferred in that case because the user needs to know that it's pointless to try to set that.

Changed May 08, 2013 03:49AM UTC by jbedard comment:2

This is fetching styles, not setting them. Even if it throws it would be nice if it was consistent, even within a single browser it is not consistent right now. This might just mean adding a null check, I don't see how that is overkill..?