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#8875 closed bug (invalid)

Opened April 14, 2011 02:33PM UTC

Closed April 14, 2011 04:18PM UTC

Last modified March 14, 2012 06:35PM UTC

Permission denied to access property 'nodeType'

Reported by: Rudi Feijo <> Owned by: Rudi Feijo <>
Priority: undecided Milestone:
Component: core Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

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 =


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Changed April 14, 2011 02:41PM UTC by ajpiano comment:1

resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

Changed April 14, 2011 02:41PM UTC by ajpiano comment:2

Duplicate of #7709.

Changed April 14, 2011 02:42PM UTC by ajpiano comment:3

resolution: duplicate
status: closedreopened

Changed April 14, 2011 02:43PM UTC by ajpiano comment:4

owner: → Rudi Feijo <>
status: reopenedpending

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.

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.

Changed April 14, 2011 03:54PM UTC by rwaldron comment:5

component: unfiledcore

This may very well be a duplicate of #7500

Changed April 14, 2011 04:18PM UTC by dmethvin comment:6

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

Your workaround isn't a workaround, it's the way you *should* be setting a property on a Javascript object. There is no reason to use jQuery to do this, it just takes a lot longer and doesn't always work -- because it's not designed to work.

Changed April 14, 2011 04:45PM UTC by Rudi Feijo <> comment:7

// Handle everything which isn't a DOM element node

Changed April 14, 2011 06:05PM UTC by rwaldron comment:8

I'm not sure what you're referring to "Handle everything which isn't a DOM element node", although it sounds like something that might've been a comment in the source at one time.

Regardless, this ticket reports on out-of-date version of jQuery against a case that jQuery doesn't claim to support.