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#2119 closed bug (fixed)

Opened January 07, 2008 08:14AM UTC

Closed May 13, 2008 12:43AM UTC

Last modified May 13, 2008 05:28PM UTC

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.

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Changed January 18, 2008 02:48PM UTC by serializer comment:1

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.

Changed May 13, 2008 12:43AM UTC by flesler comment:2

resolution: → fixed
status: newclosed

Fixed at [5574], check #2548.

Changed May 13, 2008 05:28PM UTC by flesler comment:3