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#8751 closed bug (duplicate)

Opened April 02, 2011 10:49AM UTC

Closed April 02, 2011 04:14PM UTC

Last modified April 02, 2011 04:14PM UTC

Selector for [type=foo] does not work in IE7 and lower

Reported by: alexg Owned by:
Priority: high Milestone:
Component: attributes Version: 1.5.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Hi all, I'm a total noob at hacking jquery but while developing a webpage came accross this problem. In IE <=7 selectors such as $('input[type=checkbox]') don't work because of a known bug where element.getAttribute('type') returns a boolean. This is a big problem because some frameworks rely on these selectors.

I think I found a fix to this, which is to change the line 3671 in jquery-1.5.2 from:

return elem.getAttribute( "type" );


return elem.getAttributeNode( "type" ).nodeValue;

The non-shorthand version is one function call slower but works in all browsers.

I'd like someone more experienced with jquery to review this and patch the code if appropriate.


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Changed April 02, 2011 04:14PM UTC by rwaldron comment:1

component: unfiledattributes
priority: undecidedhigh
resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

This will be address in 1.6 attrHooks feature

Also, heads up:

attribute selectors requre quotes around the attribute value

Changed April 02, 2011 04:14PM UTC by rwaldron comment:2

Duplicate of #8457.