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#4593 closed bug (invalid)

Opened April 27, 2009 12:35PM UTC

Closed October 13, 2009 12:50AM UTC

Last modified March 15, 2012 02:18PM UTC

accordion getter option active always returns null

Reported by: dekiland Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.4
Component: unfiled Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: accordion option active Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Hi there ...

I'm trying unsuccessfully to grab the id/index of the active pane of an accordion widget. For example, using the example.html file that came with

jqueryUI, I have:

$("#accordion").accordion({ header: "h3"});

<h2 class="demoHeaders">Accordion</h2>

<div id="accordion">


<h3><a href="#">First</a></h3>

<div>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem

ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.</div>



<h3><a href="#">Second</a></h3>

<div>Phasellus mattis tincidunt




<h3><a href="#">Third</a></h3>

<div>Nam dui erat, auctor a, dignissim




I then added a button which called a function in order to show me which

pane was active:

$("#testAcc").click(function() {

var foo =

$('#accordion').accordion('option', 'active');


return false;


This function always reports 'null'. If I set the accordion's initial structure to have active=false, the click function always returns 'false'. I must be daft here as in the documentation they say that this pattern (('option', 'active')) is the getter for the active element, but

it seems to only ever report the initial state.

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Changed October 13, 2009 12:50AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

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