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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#7443 closed feature (invalid)

Make .text()/.val() interchangable

Reported by: john Owned by: john
Priority: low Milestone: 1.next
Component: attributes Version: 1.5
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Description (last modified by john)

Right now there is a lot of confusion over when to use .text() or .val(). We could simplify it by making it such that .text() will set the value of input elements and textareas. No reason not to.


Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by john

Component: unfiledattributes
Owner: set to john
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by john

Description: modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Rick Waldron

Keywords: needsdocs added
Priority: undecidedlow

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by dmethvin

See also #6827.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by dmethvin

Also, consider the XML/XHTML case in the code; this magic is only intended for HTML DOM documents that have a documented value property, right? And there's #6478 that will break the proposed .text() method.

Last edited 12 years ago by dmethvin (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by etiger13

A reason not to would be that it promotes using .text() to set the value of an input. Users could start thinking that it sets the value for everything, including <option>s, which is not the case. .text sets the text of an element and .val sets the value. Simple to understand. Just because we can promote bad coding standards doesnt mean its the right thing to do

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by jitter

Milestone: 1.next
Status: assignedpending

I also think there is no real need to do this, do we still want to do this? John?

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by trac-o-bot

Resolution: invalid
Status: pendingclosed

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comment:9 Changed 12 years ago by dmethvin

Keywords: needsdocs removed
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