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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#9798 closed bug (invalid)

selected attr defined on div returns undefined for .attr()

Reported by: drd Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: attributes Version: 1.6.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


Starting with 1.6.1, having a "selected" attribute on a <div> or <p> element returns undefined when using .attr() to retrieve the value of the attribute

jsFiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/zRmQL

Given: <div id="div1" selected="div1selected">

Executing: $('#div1').attr('selected') returns undefined

This was also true for a 'value' attribute in 1.6.1 but that appears to have been corrected in 1.6.2.

The code works as expected (returns the value of the attribute) in 1.5.2 and prior releases

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by timmywil

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

You will see in the git version of jQuery that the behavior consistently checks for attribute existence, but the boolean attributes in attr work for where they are valid. This is why, in the git version, you will see "selected" returned rather than your custom value. In other words, selected should not be used on a div. The valid way to do custom attributes is with data-*.

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