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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#5706 closed bug (duplicate)

.attr() fails with TypeError when used on foreign elements, such as SVG

Reported by: rdworth Owned by:
Priority: high Milestone: 1.5
Component: core Version: 1.4a2
Keywords: attr attribute TypeError foreign svg getAttribute setAttribute Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


For foreign elements in an HTML document, the .attr() method fails for getting and setting values, as it attempts to use

var value = elem[name];
elem[name] = value;

instead of

//DOM Core
var value = elem.getAttribute(name);
elem.setAttribute(name, value);

A simple test of this, in a browser that supports foreign elements in HTML documents (must implement document.createElementNS):

var rect = document.createElementNS("http://www.w3.org/2000/svg", "rect");
rect.setAttribute('width', 100);
jQuery(rect).attr('width', 200);

In jQuery 1.4a2, this fails with TypeError: setting a property that has only a getter.


Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by rdworth

There is a current check in .attr() for isXMLDoc, but we need a fix that works for foreign elements in HTML documents, meaning the fix needed here cannot be based on the type of document the element is from or in, but based on whether the element is from a namespace other than HTML. Patches (including tests):

This fixes .attr() by not using the DOM HTML method of getting and setting attributes if the element is detected to be foreign. In this case, it falls back to DOM Core's .getAttribute() and .setAttribute(). Tests included.

This adds a new function, isForeignElement. This is similar to isXML (isXMLDoc in jQuery), except that it's based on the namespace of the element itself, rather than the type of document it's in/from, or the way it's parsed (text/html vs. application/xhtml+xml). In the case of IE, we'll get nothing from .namespaceURI, but IE doesn't support foreign elements anyway. So in this case we fall back to using isXML. This means the function isn't defined as detecting whether an element is foreign to the document it's in, but whether the element is foreign to the HTML namespace. See tests in above commit.


comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by john

Component: unfilledcore
Milestone: 1.41.5

Richard - We're going to tackle this, and a number of other XML/XHTML/XUL/SVG related issues post-1.4. Thanks for the patch!

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by rdworth

Moved jQuery patch to a feature branch: http://github.com/rdworth/jquery/commits/svgfriendly

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by snover

Priority: majorhigh
Status: newopen

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by snover

Resolution: duplicate
Status: openclosed

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by snover

Duplicate of #3116.

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