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#2181 closed bug (fixed)

Opened January 16, 2008 06:08PM UTC

Closed June 20, 2010 05:09PM UTC

Last modified March 14, 2012 06:54AM UTC

JQuery fails to execute search in pages containing applets.

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

When a given page contains an applet, $(query) fails when

it traverses the applet node. Probably because it is a special

node which does not have the same properties that common HTML

nodes. In JQuery 1.1.4 this can be avoided just ignoring tag

named "applet" in search routines. The patch in question

looks like:

isXMLDoc: function(elem) {

if (elem.tagName && elem.tagName.toLowerCase() == 'applet') return false; // hernan rancati -- patch

return elem.documentElement && !elem.body ||

elem.tagName && elem.ownerDocument && !elem.ownerDocument.body;


thanks, and have a good day,

Hernan Rancati.

Attachments (3)
  • jQuery with (31.7 KB) - added by batboyz July 14, 2008 02:26PM UTC.
  • jquery-1.2.1.js (81.8 KB) - added by cesare January 17, 2008 10:41PM UTC.

    jquery 1.2.1 patched to work with applets.

  • test.html (0.4 KB) - added by cesare January 17, 2008 10:43PM UTC.

    test page to reproduce the bug.

Change History (10)

Changed January 16, 2008 08:24PM UTC by davidserduke comment:1


Changed January 17, 2008 10:50PM UTC by cesare comment:2

in order to reproduce the bug , have to put a working applet in the same directory

where html test page is located (eg. excelsos-upload.jar). The file is missing

here due to file size limitation.

Changed May 16, 2008 06:24PM UTC by flesler comment:3

resolution: → fixed
status: newclosed

I don't quite get the:


I just closed another ticket about applets, it turned to be already fixed now.

Could you retry this ?

I'll close for now, reopen if you still find this issue.

Changed July 14, 2008 04:54AM UTC by batboyz comment:4

resolution: fixed
status: closedreopened

Error: undefined is not a function Line 1166.

The error occured on a page containing object tags for applets, using jQuery version 1.2.6.

Changed July 14, 2008 04:57AM UTC by batboyz comment:5

Additional info: Error only happened on Firefox 2, but not on Firefox 3, IE6/7.

Changed July 14, 2008 12:53PM UTC by flesler comment:6

need: ReviewTest Case

Hi, don't reopen the ticket if it has nearly no relation to your problem, you can create a new one instead.

You need to give us more details so we can check this out.

Can you provide a test case ? that is, a small html file with the minimum html/css/js necessary to reproduce the problem.

Changed July 14, 2008 02:34PM UTC by batboyz comment:7

Hi, I thought it may be related, since the problem is because there is an applet embedded on the page. I've attached a zip file containing a test html, jQuery 1.2.6, and a sample applet. With this applet the error that I got was

Error: Java class AudioPlayerApplet has no public field or method named "jQuery1216045419515" Line: 666

The error is not the same as what I've mentioned in my previous post, because for some reason there is no such undefined error if I'm using the attached applet.

Changed June 20, 2010 05:09PM UTC by dmethvin comment:8

resolution: → invalid
status: reopenedclosed

This ticket has a confusing history, but I think the original problem was resolved.

Changed June 20, 2010 05:09PM UTC by dmethvin comment:9

resolution: invalid
status: closedreopened

Changed June 20, 2010 05:09PM UTC by dmethvin comment:10

resolution: → fixed
status: reopenedclosed