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#3450 closed bug (invalid)

Opened October 04, 2008 08:59PM UTC

Closed October 31, 2010 01:14AM UTC

contains selector using non-breaking space doesn't work in IE7

Reported by: lancetek Owned by: flesler
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.3
Component: selector Version: 1.2.6
Keywords: non-breaking space,   Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

JQuery fails to select a td element that contains a non-breaking space, for IE7.

eg: $('td:contains(" ")').addClass("otherTest");

This functionality works fine in Firefox 3.

Attachments (1)
  • test-3450.html (0.8 KB) - added by dmethvin July 26, 2010 03:00AM UTC.

    Shows diff btwn .innerText and .text()

Change History (3)

Changed October 14, 2009 12:27AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

component: unfilledselector

Changed July 26, 2010 03:00AM UTC by dmethvin comment:2

I cannot create any test using Firefox or IE that selects something with

:contains(" ")
and I am not convinced it should work anyway. The
argument looks at the element's text (using
). The selector string is handled by Javascript and so doesn't get HTML entities processed.

If anything, the selector should be

and that does work on Firefox. However, it still does not work in IE7 or IE8. The problem is that IE's
property returns the non-breaking space as \\u0020 instead of \\u00a0, and that is what Sizzle tries first.

One fix would be to use Sizzle's getText function instead of trying innerText at all, but that could be significantly slower.

Changed October 31, 2010 01:14AM UTC by snover comment:3

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

The ticket as described is invalid because :contains functions on text content, not HTML.