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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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