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#7709 closed bug (fixed)

Opened December 06, 2010 09:44AM UTC

Closed April 17, 2011 07:35AM UTC

Last modified March 09, 2012 05:28AM UTC

Permission denied to access property 'nodeType' from a non-chrome Firefox/3.5.15

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: anonymous
Priority: low Milestone: 1.6
Component: attributes Version: 1.4.4
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

MESSAGE:Permission denied to access property 'nodeType' from a non-chrome context



DATE: 2010-12-06 09:04

Can you add "if (nodeType)" or "if (typeof nodeType == blabla)" to the statment?

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Changed December 06, 2010 10:55AM UTC by jitter comment:1

owner: → anonymous
status: newpending

Thanks for taking the time to contribute to the jQuery project by writing a bug report but there simply isn't enough information included in this report to understand what is going on.

  • Are you using a minified version of jQuery? If yes please use the development version in order to get a meaningful line number.
  • What is triggering this error? What is your code doing?
  • Is it reproducible?
  • Did you try a newer FF and with the latest jQuery version?

(just googling for error messages similar to yours yields many reports on other bug trackers. From what I can tell this is a FF bug which should be resolved in the 3.6.x branch)

We require that all bug reports include a valid reduced test case, which reproduces the issue you are experiencing, on This enables us to more easily investigate this issue further.

So please report back with more information and a reproducible test case and we will be more than happy to further investigate this issue.

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Changed December 21, 2010 08:02AM UTC by trac-o-bot comment:2

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

Because we get so many tickets, we often need to return them to the initial reporter for more information. If that person does not reply within 14 days, the ticket will automatically be closed, and that has happened in this case. If you still are interested in pursuing this issue, feel free to add a comment with the requested information and we will be happy to reopen the ticket if it is still valid. Thanks!

Changed April 14, 2011 02:31PM UTC by comment:3

Pitching in...I had the same problem with jquery 1.4.2 with FF4

The offending line 84 on jquery-1.4.2.js :

if ( selector.nodeType ) {

My code wich resulted in the error :

if(window.opener) {

var target_window = window.opener;

} else {

var target_window = window;


changing the href here caused the crash :

$(target_window.location).attr('href', data.projectURL);

workaround was manual js :

target_window.location.href = data.projectURL;

Changed April 14, 2011 02:41PM UTC by ajpiano comment:4

#8875 is a duplicate of this ticket.

Changed April 14, 2011 02:42PM UTC by ajpiano comment:5

resolution: invalid
status: closedreopened

Changed April 14, 2011 03:54PM UTC by rwaldron comment:6

component: unfiledcore

This may very well be a duplicate of #7500

Changed April 14, 2011 05:37PM UTC by timmywil comment:7

Is this ticket not invalid? What's the use case?

Changed April 17, 2011 07:35AM UTC by timmywil comment:8

component: coreattributes
priority: undecidedlow
resolution: → fixed
status: reopenedclosed

attr does not support plain objects. The upcoming prop will be able to handle this.