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jQuery .attr and IE7

Posted on 2009-07-13
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Hello,

I am fairly new to jQuery and i am attempting to set a new attr to a <td> element, This works fine in Firefox but in IE7 it seems that the .attr is not being set correctly. I am attempting to set an onclick property to this.

Any suggestions as to why it is not being set in IE?

Thank you in advance.
$(td).attr("onclick","clicked_cell('"+year+"')");

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Question by:Defunct-Exodus
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by:hielo
ID: 24842392
is td a reference to a DOM object?
Perhaps you meant to use a string::
$("td")

If not, try:
$("td").bind("click", function(){clicked_cell(year);});

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by:Defunct-Exodus
ID: 24842619
Hielo,

I had actually tried that before and it does not work for what i need.  i am just not sure why .attr is not being assigned correctly in IE but works 100% in FF.

Thanks for your input though.
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by:hielo
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are you sure the bind() method doesn't work? I tested the attached code in IE6 an IE7 and it worked.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
 
<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled</title>
</head>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://jqueryjs.googlecode.com/files/jquery-1.3.2.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(function(){
	$("span").bind("click",function(){alert(3)});
	$("div").bind("click",function(){alert(4)});
});
</script>
<span>hi</span>
<div>bye</div>
</body>
</html>

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by:Defunct-Exodus
ID: 24849548
Heilo,

Thank you for the response, The problem is that i am using a calendar script and modifying it so each TD has an onclick that returns it's day value.

Before i use .attr this is what i get for an alert on the onClick

function anonymous()
{
 date("2009/05/04')
}

after i set the attr value for onclick this is what i get
date('2009/05/04')

Not sure what the difference there is but the first one actually works
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by:hielo
ID: 24852049
Yesterday I DID try with attr() and you are correct. It does not work with IE. But the bind method does work. So if there is a chance to achieve what you need, I guess bind() is the way to go. Is the calendar script publicly available? It's nearly impossible to help you if I can't replicate the problem.

Regards
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by:Defunct-Exodus
ID: 24852168
Hielo,

Sorry about the lack of information, Yes the script is available here
http://arshaw.com/fullcalendar/

I have tried the bind option and it appears to prevent the calendar from working correctly.

Once again thanks.
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hielo earned 500 total points
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>>The problem is that i am using a calendar script and modifying it so each TD has an onclick that returns it's day value.
Did you read the documentation?
http://arshaw.com/fullcalendar/docs/#triggered-actions


	<script type='text/javascript'>
 
	$(document).ready(function() {
	
		var d = new Date();
		var y = d.getFullYear();
		var m = d.getMonth();
	
		$('#calendar').fullCalendar({
			draggable: true,
 
			dayClick:function(dayDate){
				alert("Full date:"+dayDate);
				alert("Just today's date:"+dayDate.getDate())
				
				},
 
			events: [
				{
					id: 1,
					title: "Long Event",
					start: new Date(y, m, 6),
					end: new Date(y, m, 11)
				},
				{
					id: 2,
					title: "Repeating",
					start: new Date(y, m, 2)
				},
				{
					id: 2,
					title: "Repeating",
					start: new Date(y, m, 9)
				},
				{
					id: 3,
					title: "Meeting",
					start: new Date(y, m, 20, 9, 0)
				},
				{
					id: 4,
					title: "Click for Facebook",
					start: new Date(y, m, 27),
					end: new Date(y, m, 29),
					url: "http://facebook.com/"
				}
			]
		});
		
	});
 
 
	</script>

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by:Defunct-Exodus
ID: 24852574
Heilo,

Yes i did, The on click only works with events on the day, I need this to report the selected date regardless of if there is an event or not.
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by:Defunct-Exodus
ID: 24852637
Never mind, Trying that now i had a commented out the a portion.

Trying it now to see if it works.
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by:Defunct-Exodus
ID: 31602885
Damn i can not believe i missed that, I am a dumbass

Thanks for the help.
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