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#5122 closed bug (invalid)

Opened August 25, 2009 03:24PM UTC

Closed September 14, 2009 07:26PM UTC

The IE memory leak prevention at 'unload' event occurs strange effects

Reported by: raszi Owned by: brandon
Priority: major Milestone: 1.4
Component: event Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: explorer ie unload open window callee Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Dear jQuery team!

I've tried to create a test case where the bug occurs but unfortunately I could not. The problem is the following.

There is a complicated environment in which a plugin does multiple things. Creates nodes, does AJAX requests, binds anonymous functions on multiple events and opens new windows with "" on click event too. It creates multiple nodes in the new window too.

In IE 6, 7, 8 when the user closes these opened window(s) and reloads the original page, the following error window appears:

"A Runtime Error has occurred.

Error: The callee (server [not server application]) is not available and disappeared; all connections are invalid. The call did not execute."

If the user leaves the opened window(s) open and reloads the original page the error window won't appear.

I've tried to debug it with Internet Explorer Script Debugger and it shows that the error is somewhere in the 'unload' event handler. I think the problem is that jQuery caches a reference to one or multiple objects which were in the closed window(s).

If i surrond the memory leak prevention code with a try, catch block everything works fine.

Attachments (1)
  • jquery-callee-fix.patch (0.6 KB) - added by raszi August 25, 2009 03:24PM UTC.

    The problematic code surrounded with try catch block

Change History (2)

Changed August 25, 2009 03:27PM UTC by raszi comment:1

I think because it's only a cleanup code the patch can be applied without any problem. Please consider it!

Changed September 14, 2009 07:26PM UTC by brandon comment:2

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

Unfortunately we can't fix what we can't test. Please try to get a test case together.