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#14838 closed bug (notabug)

Opened March 02, 2014 12:47AM UTC

Closed March 02, 2014 07:34PM UTC

Extend maintains reference to jQuery objects

Reported by: Mottie Owned by:
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.11.0-rc1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

When extending a simple object which contains a jQuery object, the copy maintains a reference to the original object (demo).

var obj = {
        test: $('#test1')
    copy = $.extend(true, {}, obj);
// copy maintains reference to obj

To get around this issue, I had to specifically clone the jQuery object, instead of extending the object.

var obj = {
        test: $('#test2')
    copy = {};
// reference is not maintained
copy.test = obj.test.clone().addClass('red');

I read through the documentation and found this note on object wrappers

On a deep extend, Object and Array are extended, but object wrappers on primitive types such as String, Boolean, and Number are not.

If this does apply to this case, and this need falls outside of the extend function's behavior, then I guess I am not understanding the wording of the above statement.

This issue occurs in all versions of jQuery, all the way back to v1.2.6.

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Changed March 02, 2014 07:34PM UTC by rwaldron comment:1

resolution: → notabug
status: newclosed

This is intended behavior, see explanation here: