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#4998 closed bug (invalid)

Opened August 01, 2009 12:30AM UTC

Closed August 02, 2009 08:17PM UTC

Last modified March 15, 2012 03:56PM UTC

attr("selected", true) fails in IE6

Reported by: scottamain Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.4
Component: core Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: IE6, selected Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

In my script, I'm finding an <option> element and setting it to be selected.

The following code fails in IE6:

var selectedItem = $("#Control option[value='"+selectedLevel+"']");


This code, however, works in IE6 (and all browsers):

var selectedItem = $("#Control option[value='"+selectedLevel+"']").get(0);


So the normal DOM function "setAttribute" is more successful than jQuery, which I suspect is using the (known-to-fail in IE6) "selected" field (as in, selectedItem.selected = true)... that fails in IE6 the same as my jquery sample above.

I'm using v1.3.2

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Changed August 02, 2009 08:17PM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

You should be using:


That's always worked for me on all browsers. Since the option element has a selected property, it's used in preference to the html attribute when you try to set it with