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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#8186 closed bug (duplicate)

Setting enctype attribute in IE8

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 1.5.1
Component: attributes Version: 1.5
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


It can't set the enctype attribute in IE8:

f.attr("enctype","multipart/form-data");//it doesn't work in IE8, form doesn't send a content of an upload file
f.attr("id","idx");//it works right
f.append('<input type="file" name="..." />');

It works in FF, but not in IE8. Only "enctype" attribute can't set with attr() method in IE8.

Code for IE8:

f=$("<form enctype="multipart/form-data"/>"); 

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by [email protected]

Example that bug:

    <title>Example page for jQuery attr() bug - it can't set enctype attribute in form tag</title>
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.0/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">
      $(document).ready(function() {
         //next two lines don't work in IE8, but they work in FF        
         f=$('<form />');
         //comment two previous lines, uncomment next line and it work in IE8 
         //f=$('<form enctype="multipart/form-data" />');
         f.append('<input type="file" name="ffile" id="ffile" /><input name="fsubmit" id="fsubmit" type="submit">'); 
 if(@basename(htmlspecialchars($_FILES['ffile']['name'])))echo "Browser has sent a file ".$_FILES['ffile']['name'];
 else echo "Browser hasn't sent a file.";

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by jitter

Component: unfiledattributes
Milestone: 1.next1.5.1
Priority: undecidedlow
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Thanks for taking the time to contribute to the jQuery project by writing a bug report.

This is a known problem. You should be able to workaround this by doing

var f=$("<form>");
//note the camelcased attribute name works for most browsers including IE8
f.attr("encType", "multipart/form-data");
//needed for browsers where setting enctype isn't enough e.g. IE6/7
f.attr("encoding", "multipart/form-data");

Eventually this will be fixed in jQuery directly and the workaround no longer needed. You can check the ticket mentioned below for progress on this issue.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by jitter

Duplicate of #6743.

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