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#5328 closed bug (invalid)

Opened October 06, 2009 04:43PM UTC

Closed December 02, 2010 08:07AM UTC

Last modified March 10, 2012 11:17AM UTC

replaceWith - "node cannot be inserted ..."

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

I'm trying to do image replacement on a click event using the replaceWith function and a list of images. When I click the image disappears entirely and I get the error (in Firebug console window):

'Node cannot be inserted at the specified point in the hierarchy" code: "3


Line 12'

Here's some code:


<div id="sidebar-form">

<div class="img-wrapper">

<img alt="iceland" src="images/Iceland_map_main.png" usemap="#map"/>


<map name="map">

<area shape="circle" coords="50,93,7"

alt="Reykjavík Area" title="Reykjavík Area" nohref="nohref" />


var maps = [];

maps['main'] = new Image();


maps['Reykjavík_Area'] = new Image();


for ( i in maps ) {

var map_name;

map_name = 'images/Iceland_map_'+i+'.png';

maps[i].src = map_name;

maps[i].useMap = '#map';



var areas = $('area');

for ( var i=0; i<areas.length; i++ ) {

$(areas[i]).bind('mouseenter mouseleave click', mapHilight);



function mapHilight(event){

$('#sidebar-form .img-wrapper img:first').replaceWith( maps[place.replace(/ /, '_')] );


It works fine on the mouseenter and mouseleave events. The error message only occurs on the click event.

The following code works, but doesn't use jQuery functions:

var sidebar_form = document.getElementById('sidebar-form');

var img_wrapper;

var sidebar_divs = sidebar_form.getElementsByTagName('DIV');

for ( var i=0; i<sidebar_divs.length; i++ ) {

if (sidebar_divs[i].className == 'img-wrapper') {

img_wrapper = sidebar_divs[i];




var mapImage = img_wrapper.getElementsByTagName('IMG')[0];


img_wrapper.appendChild( maps[place.replace(/ /, '_')] );

It identifies the containing element and the image, removes the image, than appends the replacement image. Isn't that pretty much what the replaceWith function is supposed to do?

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Changed November 08, 2010 09:33PM UTC by rwaldron comment:1

owner: → Ghodmode
status: newpending

Thanks for taking the time to contribute to the jQuery project! Please provide a reduced jsFiddle test case to help us assess your ticket!

Additionally, test against the jQuery 0 GIT version to ensure the issue still exists. Be Excellent to eachother!

Changed December 02, 2010 08:07AM UTC by trac-o-bot comment:2

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

Automatically closed due to 14 days of inactivity.