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#14656 closed bug (invalid)

Opened December 28, 2013 12:58PM UTC

Closed January 19, 2014 08:56AM UTC

Sizzle doesn't correctly select cloned HTML5 nodes in IE8

Reported by: johnslegers Owned by: johnslegers
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.10.2
Keywords: Cc: timmywil, gibson042
Blocked by: Blocking:

Use case :

  • Polyfill HTML5 nodes with the HTML5shiv
  • Select a node containing HTML5 nodes
  • Clone the nodes to a virtual node
  • Select nodes in the virtual node

Some selectors doesn't work correctly in IE8. See the following JSBin demo : for an example.

Bypassing native 'querySelectorAll' does generate the expected result, though. This is what fixed the problem for me :

Original code on line 608 :

if ( (support.qsa = rnative.test( doc.querySelectorAll )) ) {
    [ ... ]

New code on line 608 :

try {
   var querySelectorSupported = true;
} catch (err) {
   var querySelectorSupported = false;
if ((support.qsa = querySelectorSupported)) {
    [ ... ]
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Change History (3)

Changed January 05, 2014 02:08AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

cc: → timmywil, gibson042

Won't that permanently disable qSA for IE8 though? That's gonna hurt. timmywil or gibson02, your thoughts?

Changed January 05, 2014 06:38AM UTC by gibson042 comment:2

owner: → johnslegers
status: newpending

Equivalent code with jQuery APIs functions as expected:

And given that HTML5 Shiv has known issues with cloning, I'm inclined to close this cantfix unless we're shown an independent bug in jQuery.

Changed January 19, 2014 08:56AM UTC by trac-o-bot comment:3

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

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