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#4670 closed bug (invalid)

Opened May 19, 2009 02:58PM UTC

Closed May 20, 2009 12:11AM UTC

Set numeric value to "value" attribute on "li" element crash IE 7

Reported by: Fufu Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: core Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: attr value li crash Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

This simple bit of jquery javascript crash IE 7 :

$('<li />').attr("value", "12");

Here is IE 7 error details :

AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 7.0.6000.16827 ModName: mshtml.dll

ModVer: 7.0.6000.16825 Offset: 00162757

Attachments (1)
  • crash_ie.html (0.4 KB) - added by Fufu May 19, 2009 02:58PM UTC.

    Sample crash file

Change History (1)

Changed May 20, 2009 12:11AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

Wow, nice bug. It's not a jQuery bug though. You can reproduce it with bare DOM functions:

  var li = document.createElement("li");
  li.value = "12";

IE7 immediately crashes in MSHTML.DLL trying to access memory address 0x00000000. The same crash happens with

li.setAttribute("value", "12")
. Since (in HTML4 at least) the value of an
element only applies if it is a child of an
element, I suspected it might be trying to access the parent node. Sure enough, this does not crash:

  var ol = document.createElement("ol");
  var li = document.createElement("li");
  li.value = "12";

This bug seems to be fixed in IE8.