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#4911 closed bug (invalid)

Opened July 16, 2009 11:28AM UTC

Closed December 16, 2009 03:53AM UTC

IE8 Object Required + Object doesn't support propertie or method Error

Reported by: wiliamgirard Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.4
Component: core Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: IE8 Object Required Bug Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Error Details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; GTB6)

Date/time: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:17:11 UTC

Message: Object Required

Line: 2339

Character: 2

Code: 0


Message: Object doesn't support propertie or method

Line: 11398

Character: 7

Code: 0


So, the first error occurs in jQuery Lib, here is the function:

var isXML = function(elem){

return elem.nodeType === 9 && elem.documentElement.nodeName !== "HTML" || !!elem.ownerDocument && isXML( elem.ownerDocument );

Error 1 occur here, he try to access elem.documentElement.nodeName, but elem doesn't has the property documentElement or ownerDocument.


And the other is in our lib, here is the function:

EnvironmentManager.prototype.getDialogs = function( id ) {

var ar = new Array()

var document = this.getDocument()

if ( document ) {

----> var obj1 = $( "#" + id, document ) Error 2 occurs here

if ( obj1 && obj1.length ) {

ar.push( obj1 )



var obj2 = $( "#" + id )

if ( obj2 && obj2.length ) {

ar.push( obj2 )


return ar


This error doesn't occur in IE7, FF3, Safari and IE8 compatibility mode IE7.

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Change History (4)

Changed July 21, 2009 02:30AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

Can you provide a complete test case?

Changed August 10, 2009 06:30AM UTC by wm_eddie comment:2

I'm not a hundred percent sure, but I think this might be caused by calling find while a document is still loading.

I stated seeing this error in IE8 when using multiple iframes.

Is adding a simple check for elem.documentElement before accessing nodeName incorrect behavior?

Changed August 13, 2009 08:39AM UTC by wm_eddie comment:3

I think this bug should be closed as not a bug.

In the multiple iframe case, this bug is triggered because I was trying to search though the contents of the iframes inside of a $(document).ready which runs when the DOM of the parent page is loaded. What I wanted was to run it on $(window).load instead, which runs only after everything on the page is loaded. This seems to have fixed my problem, and I no longer see this error.

Changed December 16, 2009 03:53AM UTC by dmethvin comment:4

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

Closed per your request.