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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#2844 closed bug (invalid)

Autocomplete plugin uses innerHTML and causes troubles on XHTML pages

Reported by: Messere Owned by: joern
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: plugin Version:
Keywords: autocomplete xhtml innerHTML createTextNode Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


In dataToDom and findValueCallback methods innerHTML properity is used to fill list elements with results. While this is tolerable for HTML4 formatted pages it breaks plugin in XHTML environment.

Consider server side script returning results that contain ampersand ("A&M" for example). If you return it without modification it'll create the following invalid DOM:


(that happens because innerHTML does not properly escape passed value and does not convert & to entity &amp;).

If you return "A&amp;M" from server side script it'll create valid DOM, but will put invalid value in select element ("A&amp;M" instead of "A&M"), so this is not a good solution.

The right thing to do to use document.createTextNode() method instead of innerHTML:

var li = document.createElement("li");
var tn = document.createTextNode(row[0]);

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by flesler

Owner: set to joern

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

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