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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#6467 closed bug (invalid)

ReplaceAll does not recognize self-closing tags

Reported by: stohn Owned by:
Priority: Milestone: 1.4.3
Component: unfiled Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


When replaceAll targets an element that closes itself, e.g. <div />, it overlooks the desired element and selects all Html through the next appropriate closing tag.

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by dmethvin

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

That's not valid markup in XHTML: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#C_3

It's not valid markup in HTML either, since HTML inherently knows whether a tag is self-closing or not and a div is not self-closing.

For brevity, jQuery allows you to specify an empty div in a string as "<div />" but that is because it parses this special case itself. In the case of a div in the document itself, jQuery is at the mercy of the browser's own parser.

In both Firefox/Firebug and IE8/DeveloperTools(F12), if you use the HTML inspector you can see that the browser's parser has ignored the invalid self-closing tag.

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