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#14958 closed bug (cantfix)

Opened April 02, 2014 01:51PM UTC

Closed April 02, 2014 02:03PM UTC

Last modified April 02, 2014 02:19PM UTC

Setting type attribute of input in IE8

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Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.11.0
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Dynamically creating elements and then setting the type throws an error in IE7 and IE8 but not in other supported browsers.

var el = $('<input/>'); 
el.attr('type', 'text'); // throws an error

Tested in 1.11.0, 1.10.1, and 1.9.1 with the same results.

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Changed April 02, 2014 02:03PM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → cantfix
status: newclosed

Yes, and we cannot fix that because the browser just doesn't allow it. Until jQuery 1.9 we used to throw an error on *all* browsers to make them equally dumb, but decided that was a bad idea.

Changed April 02, 2014 02:10PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:3

There's also a note on about this.

Changed April 02, 2014 02:19PM UTC by dmethvin comment:4

C'mon, *nobody* reads the docs page. Can you provide an authoritative link to StackOverflow?