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#5790 closed bug (duplicate)

Opened January 12, 2010 07:54PM UTC

Closed October 15, 2010 09:04PM UTC

Last modified March 14, 2012 12:30AM UTC

semicolon in css object value crashes webkit and ie

Reported by: PSS Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 1.4
Component: css Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: CSS OBJECT Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Crashes both jquery-1.3.2 and 1.4 alpha 2 in IE 8 and Webkit. I know it's bad syntax, but ; should be ignored by parser. It was pretty hard to guess where the bug was :)

jquery-1.4a2 gives

"Line: 4140

Error: Invalid property value."


var some_css = {

'background-color' : '#f0f0f0;',

'font-weight' : 'bold',

'color' : '#ff0000'



This works ok (no ; ):

var some_css = {

'background-color' : '#f0f0f0',

'font-weight' : 'bold',

'color' : '#ff0000'



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Changed October 09, 2010 02:56AM UTC by addyosmani comment:1

component: corecss
need: ReviewPatch
priority: majorlow

Using jQuery 1.3.2 (and also 1.4.2) I ran this test in a few different browsers (relative to what you mentioned in your ticket).

The results were WebKit (works fine), Safari 5.02 (works fine), Chrome 6.04 (works fine), IE8 (error).

It would appear that we need to add a special case to avoid this issue breaking in IE, however, given that a relatively low number of developers would incorrectly use this syntax on purpose, I am assigning it a low patch priority for now.

Changed October 15, 2010 09:04PM UTC by snover comment:2

resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

Errors related to invalid CSS properties in IE were resolved in 1.4.3.

Changed October 15, 2010 09:04PM UTC by snover comment:3

Duplicate of #5509.