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#15157 closed bug (invalid)

Opened June 18, 2014 05:10PM UTC

Closed July 07, 2014 08:56AM UTC

IE8 only: "this" binding being associated to the wrong element when the event callback is executed

Reported by: leolimasa Owned by: leolimasa
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: event Version: 1.11.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

The “this” reference is not being set correctly to the element that has fired the event, when using any of the jQuery event attaching functions and the html was manipulated without jquery before.

The following HTML code will reproduce the issue when executed in IE8 or in IE8 mode:



<script src="mpage-jquery/src/main/resources/util/js/jquery/jquery-1.11.1.js"></script>

<div id="outsider">click me</div>

<div id="contents">

<div id="mydiv1">div1</div>


<script language="javascript">

Generates ids

$("#mydiv1").click(function() { alert("I am: " +; });

perform click to force the div into the cache


"reload" the contents and reatach events

var html = document.getElementById("contents").innerHTML;


$("#mydiv1").click(function() { alert("I am: " +; });

$("#outsider").click(function() { alert("Outsider ID: " +; });

this will fire the outsider function with the context of mydiv1, due to cache issues on ie8





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Change History (3)

Changed June 18, 2014 05:13PM UTC by leolimasa comment:1

Could not use jsFiddle since it does not support IE8

Changed June 23, 2014 03:37AM UTC by dmethvin comment:2

owner: → leolimasa
status: newpending

Feel free to create a test case using or some other online test case environment.

Changed July 07, 2014 08:56AM UTC by trac-o-bot comment:3

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

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