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#7230 closed bug (invalid)

Opened October 18, 2010 03:48AM UTC

Closed October 18, 2010 04:10AM UTC

$(this) isn't working like it used to in jquery 1.4.2

Reported by: Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 1.6
Component: unfiled Version: 1.4.3
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I upgraded to jquery 1.4.3 on a site I'm developing at the moment and it caused this piece of code to break:


onStart: function () {

var video_URL = $(this).attr('href');

var video_id = '#' + video_URL.split('#')[1];



onClosed: function () {

var video_URL = $(this).attr('href');

var video_id = '#' + video_URL.split('#')[1];



'transitionIn': 'elastic',

'transitionOut': 'elastic',

'speedIn': 600,

'speedOut': 200,

'titleShow': false,

'overlayOpacity': 0.7


This is a call to the fancybox plugin ( which works perfectly in jquery 1.4.2

The error that occurs is that the variable video_URL is undefined because $(this).attr('href') no longer seems to refer to the href attribute of a.lightbox even though it does when using jquery 1.4.2

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Changed October 18, 2010 04:10AM UTC by addyosmani comment:1

priority: undecidedlow
resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

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If you would like assistance in solving issues related to the above plugin, please ask for help in the jQuery forums (we have a section there that deals exclusively with plugin related problems). If it should arise that $(this).attr('href') is indeed broken and you can provide a working test case for us to evaluate, we'll take another look at it.