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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#6737 closed bug (wontfix)

.attr() does not return "undefined" in IE6/7 for an undefined attribute

Reported by: Beeper Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 1.4.3
Component: attributes Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


On an input-element i want to check an attribute for existence. so i have something like: $('#id').attr('src') !== undefined

Here is the working example for Jquery 1.3.2: http://jsbin.com/oveci

Here is the Bug: http://jsbin.com/oveci/3

It seems to apply only for some HTML-Elements. I tried 'p' and .attr works fine, but for input-elements it returns "" and not "undefined".

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by dmethvin

For attributes that mirror properties on specific DOM elements, such as the checked attribute on a checkbox or radio button, .attr() will return a non-undefined value.

The best cross-browser way to approach this is to check for a falsy value using if ( $('#id').attr('src') ) rather than checking for a particular value.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Rick Waldron

Keywords: docfix added
Priority: low
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

This is not a bug, please see post by dmethvin

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by snover

Keywords: needsdocs added; docfix removed

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by addyosmani

Keywords: needsdocs removed
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