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#1902 closed bug (invalid)

Opened November 07, 2007 09:48PM UTC

Closed December 08, 2007 05:15AM UTC

Last modified March 15, 2012 06:28PM UTC

jQuery.append mixed content gets mixed up

Reported by: grosensteel Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.2.2
Component: core Version: 1.2.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

When adding mixed xml and html content to an element in the DOM, the XML and HTML code gets separated out of order.

This code demonstrates the problem:

<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">


<script type="text/javascript" src="../../js/lib/jquery.js"></script>



var vars = $("#variables");

alert('vars before: ' + vars.html());

vars.append("<foo><p>this is p tag content inside the foo tag</p></foo>");

alert('vars after: ' + vars.html());

//notice the output of this alert is that the p tag appears after the foo tag. Should appear inside it





<div id="variables"></div>



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Changed December 06, 2007 08:11PM UTC by joern comment:1

I'm not sure what the foo-tag is to the HTML parser, but what may happen here is the usual tagsoup behaviour when a block element nested inside an inline element: The parser just closes the inline element and puts the block element (the p) after it. In that case there'd be nothing jQuery could do about it, you just need to fix your code.

Anyone else?

Changed December 08, 2007 05:15AM UTC by brandon comment:2

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

Agreed. Invalid HTML is unpredictable.