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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#9840 closed bug (invalid)

Event srcElement null in Firefox

Reported by: jeffreypriebe@… Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 1.next
Component: event Version: 1.6.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


Problem: The srcElement of a click event is null in Firefox.

Expected: srcElement has a value of the element that was clicked.

Workaround: The target property presents as expected.

jQuery Versions tested: Browsers tested: Chrome, IE9, FF 4/Mac, FF 5 (Win & Mac). Failes on all Firefox configurations tested, works on all non-Firefox configurations tested.


Also tested fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/wMjmE/ (more akin to my original code, but the issue exists in the first, simpler, jsfiddle code)

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by timmywil

  • Component changed from unfiled to event
  • Priority changed from undecided to low
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

The event object along with properties jQuery supports is passed to callbacks. In other words, the event object may contain properties which jQuery does not guarantee are compatible across browsers. This is such a case.

See http://api.jquery.com/category/events/ for all of the supported event object properties.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by jeffreypriebe

Thanks for the clarity. I didn't realize that it wasn't a "jQuery property" but rather dependent on the browser. Makes complete sense.

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