Skip to main content

Bug Tracker

Side navigation

#1957 closed bug (invalid)

Opened November 22, 2007 12:41PM UTC

Closed November 27, 2007 08:12PM UTC

Last modified December 09, 2012 03:09PM UTC

changing type property on an input fails in IE

Reported by: altwind Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.2.2
Component: core Version: 1.2.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

jquery1.2.1 bug

A following code doesn't work.

<input type="text" id="#some_form_element">
// change 'type' attribute
 $('#some_form_element').attr( 'type' , 'button' );

and Error Message that

"uncaught exception: type property can't be changed"

from FireBug.

Attachments (0)
Change History (3)

Changed November 27, 2007 08:12PM UTC by davidserduke comment:1

priority: majorminor
resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed
summary: jquery1.2.1 bugchanging type property on an input fails in IE

This is a known issue. Please see the example in the documentation here:

And reference:

The important line being:

"As of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, the type property is read/write-once"

so once it is set that's it.

The exception is actually thrown by jQuery so isn't a bug but a feature letting the coder know that doesn't work.

Changed December 09, 2012 01:07PM UTC by Dheeraj Bansal comment:2

[] Says:

In this case, you can use .prop() function instead


$('_pass').prop('type', 'password');

prop() function represents the properties of the element.

Changed December 09, 2012 03:09PM UTC by dmethvin comment:3