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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#2119 closed bug (fixed)

attr('value') confusion

Reported by: arrix Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.2.4
Component: core Version: 1.2.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


I'm not sure whether this is a bug, it is confusing however.

<div id="div1" value="the value"></div>

$('#div1').attr('value') //=> undefined

In html, property and attribute are usually equivalent and the terms are often used interchangeably. So I think jquery is doing the right thing.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by serializer

The attr() function gets and sets (X)HTML attributes (as opposed to CSS).

However, your browser will only parse attributes if they are valid (for your DOCTYPE).

Since there is no 'value' attribute for <div> elements, you markup is invalid, and therefore the browser reports the attr as undefined. This is expected behaviour.

$('input').attr('value') might give you something more useful, since inputs do have a value attribute.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by flesler

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed at [5574], check #2548.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by flesler

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