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#6920 closed bug (worksforme)

Opened August 19, 2010 06:59PM UTC

Closed August 21, 2010 12:09AM UTC

$('select').val('value') stopped working in 1.4.2

Reported by: leo_koester Owned by:
Priority: Milestone:
Component: manipulation Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: val() Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

jQuery 1.4.2 cannot set a <select> through 'val()'.

The following code works fine with 1.3.2, but 1.4.2 doesn't:


<select name="venCod" class="prevNext" onChange="alert(this.value)">

<option value="123">Item 1</option>

<option value="456">Item 2</option>

<option value="789">Item 3</option>

<option value="012">Item 4</option>

<option value="345" selected>Item 5</option>

<option value="678">Item 6</option>

<option value="901">Item 7</option>

<option value="234">Item 8</option>

<option value="567">Item 9</option>




.before("<a href=# class=prev ><</a>")

.after("<a href=# class=next >></a>")



var $sel = $(this).siblings("select");

if ( $(this).hasClass("prev") ) var cod = $sel.children("option[selected]").prev("option").val();

else var cod = $sel.children("option[selected]").next("option").val();

if ( cod ) $sel.val(cod).change();

status = cod + ' = ' + $sel.val();


The last item is always selected when the links are clicked, no matter what is the option selected before.

If I set "multiple" to <select>, every item were selected when "a.prev"/"" was clicked.

Attachments (1)
  • test-6920.html (1.1 KB) - added by dmethvin August 21, 2010 12:07AM UTC.
Change History (1)

Changed August 21, 2010 12:09AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → worksforme
status: newclosed

The attached complete test case works for me on Firefox 3.6.8, IE8, Safari 5, and Chrome 5. It's basically the same as your code snippet.