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#4230 closed bug (fixed)

Opened February 24, 2009 02:33PM UTC

Closed March 02, 2009 12:26AM UTC

Last modified March 02, 2009 12:28AM UTC

$('<link/>').attr crashes IE8rc1

Reported by: yoursunny Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.4
Component: core Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I'm running IE8rc1 (en-us) on Windows Server 2003 (zh-cn), and I'm using jQuery version 1.3.2.

I'm inserting a stylesheet into the HTML page, but iexplore.exe Tab-process crashes every time. The code is in the attachment.

After reading through the source code of jQuery, I found that jQuery is injecting the <link/> tag into a <div/>, which is not allowed by W3C standards. <link/> should only appear in <head/>, but <div/> appears in <body/>. It seems that jQuery's illegal operation causes IE8rc1 to crash when attr() is called.

Please also see the related post in IE newsgroup: , and the bug in IE's tracker: .

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Changed February 24, 2009 02:41PM UTC by yoursunny comment:1

The jQuery code causing IE to crash is:

$('<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>').attr('href','');

It is equivalent to the DOM2 code in DOM2-IEcrash.htm

Changed March 02, 2009 12:26AM UTC by dmethvin comment:2

resolution: → fixed
status: newclosed

I've updated the documentation to clarify that the HTML is parsed using a div, and therefore can't contain elements that are not valid in a div.

Let's hope that IE8 fixes the crash with the released version.

Changed March 02, 2009 12:28AM UTC by dmethvin comment:3

Also, if you create the element using

$("<link />")
and add the attrs afterwards, that may work with IE8 because that case uses document.createElement.