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#3329 closed bug (invalid)

Opened September 04, 2008 10:18PM UTC

Closed January 14, 2009 04:18AM UTC

Selectors don't work with jQuery context

Reported by: bartt Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.3
Component: core Version: 1.2.6
Keywords: context Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Many (if not all) selectors don't work with jQuery context. See the demo on for example.

Other forms such as jQuery("#me", jQuery("<div id='notme'>notme</div> <div id='me'>ME!</div>") also fail. Same for jQuery("<div id='notme'>notme</div> <div id='me'>ME!</div>").find("#me").

It seems to be caused by the lack of nodeType in jQuery objects. Selectors that take context arguments check the nodeType to make sure they received an Element or Document type.

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Changed January 11, 2009 04:47AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

jQuery(selector, context) is equivalent to jQuery(context).find(selector). The find method searches for matches BELOW the selected nodes. It is not the same as the filter method.

So, if you write your example this way:

jQuery("#me", jQuery("<div><div id='notme'>notme</div><div id='me'>ME!</div></div> "))

it works fine.

Changed January 14, 2009 04:18AM UTC by dmethvin comment:2

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed