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#4665 closed bug (duplicate)

Opened May 17, 2009 11:53PM UTC

Closed May 18, 2009 11:45PM UTC

Chrome and Jquery Selector and Maximum size 49800 characters

Reported by: zzcyanide Owned by:
Priority: critical Milestone: 1.4
Component: unfiled Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: jquery selector, maximum size, chrome Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I am using ajax to return a content web page. The content happens to be greater than 49800 characters. IE and Firefox handle this with no problems, but in Chrome, it returns null.

Steps to reproduce:

1. create a html content page with greater than 49800 characters.

2. make a div with an identity you want to select, id="Title"

3. load the page via ajax, and return the html content

4. use a selector on the content to return the title:

function LoadContent( page ){



url: page

,cache: false

,success: function(html){ ContentLoaded(html); }

,error: function(httpObject, textStatus, errorThrown ) { alert( textStatus + " and " + errorThrown ); }

,dataType: "text"




}// LoadContent

function ContentLoaded( html ){

var title = $("#Header", html).html();

alert( title );


This will throw an error in Chrome.

I am not sure if this is a maximum variable size limit in chrome or something something.

Doom on you Chrome!

Attachments (1)
  • Chrome (47.1 KB) - added by zzcyanide May 17, 2009 11:54PM UTC.

    chrome issue test files

Change History (1)

Changed May 18, 2009 11:45PM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

This is related to #3178 and most likely due to this (now-fixed) bug in Chrome/Safari: