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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#2223 closed bug (invalid)

triggerHandler triggers only on the first selected element

Reported by: joern Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.2.4
Component: event Version: 1.2.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


For some reason triggerHandler triggers handlers only on the first selected element. As I see no apparent reason for that behaviour, and the docs say nothing about it, I consider it a bug.

Actually the docs say triggerHandler would reuturn a jQuery object, which it doesn't.

The obvious patch would be to add the usual each:

triggerHandler: function( type, data, fn ) {
	return this.each(function(){
		jQuery.event.trigger( type, data, this, false, fn );

I'm rather sure there is something else behind this...

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by scott.gonzal

I think the behavior is intended and the docs are just misleading. triggerHandler currently returns the value returned by the handlers (for the first element). Obviously the current implementation and the suggested implementation are both useful.

I use the current implementation in the webforms plugin as:

if ($(elem).triggerHandler('invalid') !== false) {

However, this could be accomplished using internal jQuery code as:

if ($.event.trigger('invalid', null, elem) !== false) {

I would assume that other developers are taking advantage of the current return value as well.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by flesler

Component: coreevent

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
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