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#4047 closed bug (worksforme)

Opened February 02, 2009 10:12PM UTC

Closed February 03, 2009 02:02AM UTC

Last modified February 03, 2009 10:44PM UTC

Selector, <select> and val() returns inconsistent value

Reported by: nminale Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.3.2
Component: unfiled Version: 1.3.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


I have the following code,

<div id="testDiv">

<select id="testSelect">

<option value="1">One</option>

<option value="2">Two</option>


<input type="button" id="testBtn" value="Test">


On the page, when I select "Two" from the drop down list and use JQuery to get the value of <select>, the result is inconsistent.

A. $("div[id='testDiv'] select[id='testSelect']").val(), it returns "1".

B. $("#testDiv").find("#testSelect").val(), it returns "1".

C. $("#testSelect").val(), it returns "2".

Using Firebug, I saw the selectors from A and B actually return all <option> elements... So naturally, it picks the value of the first option..

With JQuery 1.2.6, A, B and C return same value.

Please advise.

Thank you.

Attachments (1)
  • test-4047.html (0.7 KB) - added by dmethvin February 03, 2009 01:58AM UTC.

    Working example

Change History (2)

Changed February 03, 2009 02:02AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → worksforme
status: newclosed

I've attached a complete test case that seems to work fine for me. You mentioned Firebug so I assume you tested in Firefox, but If I've misinterpreted the problem, please reopen and attach a test case that demonstrates the problem.

Changed February 03, 2009 10:44PM UTC by nminale comment:2

Thanks for checking.

I found out that it was because a plug-in that I used, jquery.validation.js -- it's not compatible with JQuery 1.3.1.

After I upgraded this plugin to its latest version (1.5.1), everything works as expected.