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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#9303 closed bug (invalid)

.submit broken on form element

Reported by: Jonathan Horowitz <[email protected]…> Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 1.next
Component: event Version: 1.6.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


This bug affects all versions of jQuery since 1.4.1, but is readily apparent as of 1.6 due to the removal of the try...catch block originally intended to fix bug #3533, which was also catching the error thrown by this bug.

It seems to have been introduced by the fix for bug #5695.

I have reproduced this bug on Firefox 4.0.1 (on Gentoo Linux 32bit) and IE 8.0.6001.18702 (on Windows XP Pro, 32bit).

To reproduce, simply use the .submit() function as per the API. E.g.:


What should happen is that the form submits.

What actually happens is that the following error is thrown (In Firefox Firebug console view):

fileName: "javascript:alert('TODO: FIXME')"
lineNumber: 0
message: "stopPropagation is not defined"
name: "ReferenceError"
stack: "onsubmit()@javascript:alert('TODO: FIXME'):0 @:1 ([object Object],[object Array],[object HTMLFormElement])@http://localhost:8080/path/jquery.js:1785 (0,[object HTMLFormElement])@http://localhost:8080/path/jquery.js:2315 ([object Object],(function () {jQuery.event.trigger(type, data, this);}),(void 0))@http://localhost:8080/path/jquery.js:547 ((function () {jQuery.event.trigger(type, data, this);}))@http://localhost:8080/path/jquery.js:240 ("submit")@http://localhost:8080/path/jquery.js:2314 ()@http://localhost:8080/path/jquery.js:2438 caSubmitForm([object Object],"_self")@http://localhost:8080/path/ca2.js:1035 caSubmit([object HTMLAnchorElement],[object Proxy],"4524","","","","_self","false",false,(void 0))@http://localhost:8080/path/ca2.js:1122 onclick([object MouseEvent])@http://localhost:8080/path/servlet:1 "
__proto__: ReferenceError { name="ReferenceError", lineNumber=0}

In IE, an "Object expected" error is thrown.

From my tests, it appears that the call to


is to blame. This calls the onsubmit handler, which contains


In v1.4, it would instead call


which works fine.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Jonathan Horowitz <[email protected]…>

nevermind... I missed a call in simplifying my example code; the fault lies with me, not jQuery. Please close this.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Rick Waldron

Component: unfiledevent
Priority: undecidedlow
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
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