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#6672 closed bug (wontfix)

Opened June 15, 2010 10:39AM UTC

Closed October 02, 2010 03:45AM UTC

Selectors not working properly for textNodes

Reported by: sharad.banka@gmail.c Owned by:
Priority: undecided Milestone: 1.4.3
Component: selector Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: TextNodes, filter Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Hi, I am facing problems regarding selectors with text Node.

I have a sample page like:


Some text

<div id='child'>

Some More Text



Now when I run the jQuery command:


The page still shows "Some text". All the children arent removed. However $("body").contents().remove(), removes all content.

Also when I run this filter:

awp$("body").contents().filter(function() {

return ( != 'child');}).remove();

I get the expected output "Some more text".



even thogh actually the same filter returns a faulty output

"Some text.

Some More text."

Conclusion: The filters dont properly select text Nodes.

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Changed October 02, 2010 03:45AM UTC by addyosmani comment:1

priority: → undecided
resolution: → wontfix
status: newclosed

In the above case the text nodes are expected to not be selected. Please note the following based on the official jQuery documentation regarding .children():

"Note also that like most jQuery methods, .children() does not return text nodes; to get all children including text and comment nodes, use .contents()"

This is the currently agreed upon behaviour for .children() and a functional version of the original test with .contents() substituted for this solves the original problem experienced by the ticket submitter.

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