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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#4733 closed bug (worksforme)

makeArray sometimes breaks on DOM Elements

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


This function queries for a 'length' property and then makes a false assumption that a DOM element's 'length' is undefined. This sometimes is a false assumption and can cause havoc.

In my case, a Firefox 3 memory bug sometimes caused an element to return a *gigantic* number as its length, causing an unresponsive script error when makeArray tried to loop through that huge number.

makeArray should have a more explicit test on its input.

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test-4733.html (429 bytes) - added by dmethvin 13 years ago.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by appden

BTW, my temporary fix was to overwrite the makeArray function and add a test to see if the input has a 'nodeType'. The Firefox 3 bug that I mentioned is filed here:


comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by flesler

Cc: appden added
Owner: set to flesler

Changed 13 years ago by dmethvin

Attachment: test-4733.html added


comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Can you reopen this with a test case? It seems like DOM elements with a length should work properly. For example, $.makeArray(formelement) returns the form.elements collection as an Array. I've attached an example.

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