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#4460 closed bug (wontfix)

Opened March 31, 2009 02:04PM UTC

Closed May 09, 2009 04:26PM UTC

setting some css values generates a error in IE

Reported by: ThomasCr Owned by:
Priority: critical Milestone: 1.4
Component: core Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

IE 7 generates me a error, when I try to set as example display=table.

The setup should be wrapped around a try statement.

I made a patch gains the current nightly build.

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Change History (5)

Changed April 01, 2009 03:25AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

If jQuery traps and ignores the error, how would you diagnose the problem?

Changed April 01, 2009 07:38AM UTC by ThomasCr comment:2

why should i try to do this?

I need to set a value, and when a browser can not understand it, it should not stop the script.. its also possible to make a console log message in the catch block with key and value - when you need to debug it.

But jquery should not break the execution.

In this special case its fact: I want to set this on every browser who understand the css value display=table and when IE cannot handle it - it is ok with the default value for display.

Changed April 01, 2009 11:46PM UTC by dmethvin comment:3

That patch would silently accept any invalid string, number, or object for a css value. Would you really want that?

Changed April 02, 2009 09:44AM UTC by ThomasCr comment:4

yes, shure. I think this patch in combination with a jQuery.log() in the catch block is a very good solution. like this...

try {style[ name ] = value;} catch(e) {jQuery.log('invalid style: ' + name + '=' + value);} 

Changed May 09, 2009 04:26PM UTC by dmethvin comment:5

resolution: → wontfix
status: newclosed

There aren't any other places in jQuery that use

and this doesn't seem like the right place to start. I'll close this for now. There are other tickets and threads open that suggest a more complete "debugging" version of jQuery and it seems that something like this belongs there.