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#2636 closed bug (duplicate)

Opened April 02, 2008 01:40PM UTC

Closed April 22, 2008 05:58AM UTC

Different behavior for .click() triggers in IE 6.0 (7.0) and FF 2.0

Reported by: smallhorse Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.2.4
Component: event Version: 1.2.3
Keywords: click, trigger Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

If you create a tag like this

<a href="#" id="test" onClick="alert('Test');">Test</a>

and then a jQuery method

  //or $("#test").trigger("click");

It will display the alert in FF, but not in IE.

The reason for this can be found in the "trigger" method of jQuery.

The line

fn = jQuery.isFunction( elem[ type ] || null )

returns true in IE, but false in FF if the type==="click" because in IE there is a default click() method in every DOM element.

1) In FF

the trigger method of jQuery does not find a "click" function defined in the DOM Element (fn===false) and therefor checks the "onclick" attribute, finds it and calls the function. --> CORRECT

// Handle triggering native .onfoo handlers
if ( !fn && elem["on"+type] && elem["on"+type].apply( elem, data ) === false )
val = false;

2) In IE

the trigger method of jQuery DOES find a "click" function (which exists in all IE DOM Elements!). This means fn===true. JQuery now ignores the "onclick" attribute and falls back to this.

// Trigger the native events (except for clicks on links)
if ( fn && donative !== false && val !== false && !(jQuery.nodeName(elem, 'a') && type == "click") ) {

Since our tag is "A" and the type is "click" no action will be performed!

A workaround

for this problem currently is:

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Changed April 22, 2008 05:58AM UTC by brandon comment:1

resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

Duplicate of #2352 which was fixed in Rev [5273].