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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#6448 closed bug (fixed)

Problem with selector having "]" and context

Reported by: maizy Owned by:
Priority: high Milestone: 1.5
Component: selector Version: 1.5b1
Keywords: scope ] Cc:
Blocked by: #6093 Blocking:


I have html structure like that:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="ru" lang="ru">
<div id="wrap">

<!-- ... -->
    <button name="belongs[ok]">Ok</button>
<!-- ... -->


This selectors work fine:

$('button[name$="ok\\]"]').length === 1; //true
$('button[name*="ok"]').length === 1;  //true
$('div#wrap button[name$="ok\\]"]').length === 1; //true
$('button[name*="ok\\]"]', $('#wrap')).length === 1; //true
$('div#wrap').length === 1; //true

but that doesn't:

var res = $('button[name$="ok\\]"]', $('#wrap')).length;
res === 1;      //false
res === 0;      //true

jQuery 1.4.2. Checked on Google Chrome 5.0.342.9 beta (Linux), FF 3.5.9 (Linux).

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by rsinton

Some extra observations:

  • Also happens if the right square bracket occurs in the middle of the match, i.e. $('button[name$="ok\\]xyz "]', $('#wrap')) still fails against button name="belongs[ok]xyz">Ok</button>
  • Happens with other entities that need escaping
  • This does work: $('button[name$="ok\]"]', $('#wrap') )
  • So does this: $('button[name$="ok\\]"]', $('#wrap').get[0] )

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by rsinton

Something else that works: $('button[name$="ok\\]"]', $('#wrap') matches against <button name="belongs[ok\]">Ok</button>.

This looks like the double-backslash is causing a match on a literal backslash, instead of escaping the following special character, but this is only happening when a context parameter is supplied, and that context parameter is a jQuery object (not a raw DOM element). Very curious.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by rsinton

Sorry, was confusing get[0] with get(0).

$('button[name$="ok\\]"]', $('#wrap').get(0) )


$('button[name$="ok\\]"]', $('#wrap') )

both fail.

So the apparent behaviour is as simple as: double backslashes are required for matching special chars when no context parameter is given, but single backslashes work when there is a context parameter supplied.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by rsinton

Some work with a debugger makes me think that the issue lies in .filter(), which gets called internally when there is a context parameter.

As expected from that theory, this fails:

$('#wrap button').filter('[name$="ok\\]"]' )

but this works:

$('#wrap button').filter('[name$="ok\]"]' )

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by rsinton

I doubt that it's really the correct place to do it, but confirmed that replacing

Sizzle.filter = function(expr, set, inplace, not){


Sizzle.filter = function(expr, set, inplace, not){
	expr = expr.replace(/\\/g, "");

makes the problem go away, by removing the single backslash that has already been unescaped down from the double one in the original selector.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by snover

Milestone: 1.5
Priority: high
Status: newopen

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by snover

Blocked by: 6093 added

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by jitter

Resolution: fixed
Status: openclosed

This test case shows it works now after the fix for #6093

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