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#7047 closed bug (worksforme)

Opened September 17, 2010 06:21PM UTC

Closed September 18, 2010 02:23AM UTC

Last modified March 15, 2012 01:37PM UTC

ie7/8 ajax bug with html content type

Reported by: doccoder Owned by:
Priority: Milestone: 1.4.3
Component: ajax Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: ajax,html,ie7,ie8 Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Provided by Tim Nichols:

This happens on both IE7 and IE8 - if you make an ajax call and use html as your content type, the call fails. (text, json, and others work fine). It does not happen on IE6 or FF.

Work arounds:

Option 1- return text instead of html, then use:

success: function(data) {

xhr = (new DOMParser()).parseFromString(data, ‘text/html’);


Option 2- overload the jQuery.ajaxSetup() function.

// IE 7/8 fix for html ajax calls...

jQuery.ajaxSetup({ xhr:function() {

try {

if (window.ActiveXObject)

return new window.ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");

} catch(e) {}

return new window.XMLHttpRequest();



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Changed September 18, 2010 02:23AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → worksforme
status: newclosed

There's no test case, but in general the HTML data type works. If DOMParser works and injection via innerHTML (in $.ajax) does not, then most likely IE doesn't like the HTML because it has validity problems.