Logic’s Last Stand

November 7, 2008

Damn it, IE

Filed under: Computers — Tags: , , — Zurahn @ 11:51 pm

So the API for document.getElementById in Internet Explorer 7 and prior returns for and ID or a name. Meaning
<input type="text" value="1" name="iesucks" />

alerts a value of ‘1’ no problem. Oh, and guess what, it’s not case sensitive either!

Hooray, so then that means if you have, oh say, a META tag like so
<meta name="Description" content="The ultimate IE Sucks blog" />

and an input box such as
<input type="text" id="description" value="IE SUCKS!" />

suddenly document.getElementById(‘description’).value returns ‘undefined’ because it’s looking for a value attribute in the META tag. Brilliant, IE devs, damned brilliant.


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