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#7737 closed bug (invalid)

Opened December 09, 2010 02:43PM UTC

Closed December 29, 2010 07:49AM UTC

load throws an exception set div content to empty string

Reported by: sedmicka Owned by: sedmicka
Priority: undecided Milestone: 1.6
Component: unfiled Version: 1.4.4
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


I'm loading dropdown option elements dynamicaly by the

$('#section').load('/action.ashx', function() {});

method. It gets data from server and in firefox it removes content of the #section div instead of swet the content from the response. Response content is ok. I checked it by firebug and also by this:

$('#section').load('/action.ashx', function(response, status, xhr) {alert(response);});

It displays response content from the server, but doesn't update #section div element! Content of the div is only removed.

Behaviour of the IE7 is that it throws exception and if I debug the script it jumps to the line where is "Syntax error, unrecognized expression:". Firefox doesn't throw any exception even there is no line in log.

I've checked my document and it is XHTML valid.

If I change 'load' to


, it works great in all browsers.

I think there is a bug in the load method.

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Changed December 09, 2010 02:51PM UTC by jitter comment:1

owner: → sedmicka
status: newpending

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Changed December 09, 2010 03:49PM UTC by anonymous comment:2

well I understand, but I can't put here production code, sorry.

I've checked right now that:

$('#section').load('/action.ashx', function (response, status, xhr) {});

doesn't work (throws an exception in IE7 and clears div content in Firefox without any exception), but this:

$.get('#section', function (data, status) {
	if (status == 'success') {

works in both (IE7 and Firefox)!

Changed December 09, 2010 03:57PM UTC by sedmicka comment:3

status: pendingnew

mistake...working is this:

$.get('/action.ashx', function (data, status) {
	if (status == 'success') {

Changed December 09, 2010 08:29PM UTC by jitter comment:4

status: newpending

Replying to [comment:2 anonymous]:

well I understand, but I can't put here production code, sorry.

I didn't ask you to put any production code here. Just a test case which reproduces the problem else there is no way to debug this. How to report bugs

Changed December 14, 2010 04:42PM UTC by jitter comment:5

Any progress on this? Please provide a test case as there is no way to know what causes your problem.

Changed December 29, 2010 07:49AM UTC by trac-o-bot comment:6

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

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