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Opened 16 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#1780 closed bug (invalid)

in jQuery 1.2.1 call to .height() Crashes IE 6.0 and IE 7.0 fully

Reported by: sloppyjoe25s Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.2.2
Component: core Version: 1.2.1
Keywords: crash, IE Cc: hartym
Blocked by: Blocking:


I have a fairly complicated set up, but with some carefull debugging with good old "alerts" i have found an offending line in jQuery that HARD CRASHES IE 6.0. That means no javascript error, but full browser lock and crash (and of course the real debugger dead). All is fine and dandy in Firefox.

The crash occurs when i call:


What is worse - this appeared to start ocurring after an IE Update just a couple days ago (like October 4-5 2007). I've confirmed the crash still occurs in jQuery 1.1.4 and as well as in 1.2.1 - and in each case it is the call to get height() which causes the crash.

This is currently bringing a production app of mine to a full standstill to any help would be appreciated (email:sloppyjoe25s@yahoo.com)

The object I'm calling height on is also CSS visbility hidden - which should be OK, but may be a factor .

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jquery_1780.html (756 bytes) - added by maxp 16 years ago.
Test case

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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by davidserduke

Can you create a focused test case that shows the problem?

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by brandon

need: PatchTest Case
Priority: criticalmajor
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

I'm not able to reproduce this. Feel free to reopen the ticket if you can create a test case.

Changed 16 years ago by maxp

Attachment: jquery_1780.html added

Test case

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by maxp

Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened

I have also encountered this problem and have reduced it to the attached test case jquery_1780.html (also in-line).

To reproduce the problem simply click the "hide" link then click the "get the width" link. This will crash IE7 (and also IE6).

The crash only occurs when the div that you are calling width() on is placed inside the table element but NOT in a td (or tr).

Obviously I can easily work around this by removing the div from the table or placing it within a td but I thought it might still be of interest as it is causing a crash.

Here is the test case:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
			IE Crash test ... dummies?
		<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
	<body >
		<table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5">
			<div class="popup" id="pop_10" title="popup" >here it is!!</div>
				<td><a href="#" onclick="$('#pop_10').css('visibility', 'hidden'); return false;" />hide</a></td>
				<td><a href="#" onclick="$('#pop_10').css('visibility', 'visible'); return false;" />show</a></td>
				<td><a href="#" onclick="alert($('#pop_10').width()); return false;" />get the width</a></td>

comment:4 Changed 16 years ago by davidserduke

Resolution: worksforme
Status: reopenedclosed

This doesn't crash for me in IE6/7, Opera, Safari, or FF2. Am I missing something?

Even if I am I'm not sure this is worth fixing. IE has always been pretty picky about table elements and this is clearly invalid markup. But without a test case that shows the problem I can't even try some stuff so I have no choice but to close this as works for me.

comment:6 Changed 15 years ago by hartym

Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened

I faced this problem while deploying a website, and it seems to be reproductible only under Internet Explorer 6 version 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519

Opening the test case in a brand new internet explorer makes it hangs for a 20-40 seconds, if i reload it into the same IE though the hang won't be present.

comment:7 Changed 15 years ago by hartym

By the way, I just noticed that the test case contained invalid pre-closed links, but the same test case using valid links still show the same problem under the given version of IE6 in the previous comment.

comment:8 Changed 14 years ago by davidserduke

Cc: hartym added

That is a pretty specific version of IE. When it gets that specific I start wondering if some other issue is involved as well such as a problem with the machine it is running on. And anyway I don't have access to that version. There have been changes with the recent beta so any chance you can retest it with version 1.3b2?

comment:9 Changed 14 years ago by hartym


The issue has been resolved since last month, and as i was on vacation I don't have all the details. Unfortunately, the only thousands of boxes running this crappy internet explorer are on a company intranet on which i have no access atm, and on which I will probably not have anymore access.

The test case was making the ie version freeze, but my own problem was not really related to jQuery, so I suppose you can re-close the ticket as invalid.

comment:10 Changed 14 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: invalid
Status: reopenedclosed

closed/invalid per your request.

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