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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#8464 closed bug (duplicate)

jQuery ajaxSetup fails using a context that includes circular references

Reported by: Ralf Kahlert Owned by: jaubourg
Priority: low Milestone: 1.next
Component: ajax Version: 1.5.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


Options of an ajax request are prepared through the ajaxSetup method, which uses jQuery.extend to create an independent instance. Unfortunately the given context property is also recursively cloned, although it gets discarded right afterwards.

Despite the fact that there might be a lot of unnecessary cloning going on, jQuery.extend does not know how to handle circular references. IE opens a stack overflow alert, Firefox informs about a too many recursions, Webkit just aborts the script path and continues like nothing happened.

Code highlighting:

  var obj = new Object();
  var obj2 = new Object();
  obj.myref = obj2;
  obj2.myref = obj;    

  var newObj = { };

  var s = jQuery.extend(true, {}, newObj, obj);

For now we suppressed deep cloning by adding a property "nodeType" to our context classes, which makes them look like DOM objects (at least for jQuery.isPlainObject).

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by jaubourg

Component: unfiledcore
Owner: set to jaubourg
Priority: undecidedlow
Status: newassigned

The problem lies in extend actually.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Ralf Kahlert

For now ajaxSetup should not clone objects that will be discarded.

For the extend method it might just be a documented limitation, as deep cloning for object graphs requires a build cache/more complex implementation.

Last edited 13 years ago by Ralf Kahlert (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by dmethvin

Component: coreajax
Milestone: 1.next1.6

Perhaps we could remove .context before the extend, then put it back?

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by anonymous

simple workaround:

context: null, success: function (data) {

yourFunctionHere.call(yourContextHere, data);


comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by john

Milestone: 1.61.next

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: duplicate
Status: assignedclosed

I'll close this one as a dup since the later one has a patch.

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by dmethvin

Duplicate of #9887.

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