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#1213 ✓invalid

new Element('a') returns href instead of the object HTMLElement

Reported by Stephan | April 8th, 2011 @ 10:58 AM

alert( new Element('div') );
returns correctly: [object HTMLDivElement]

alert( new Element('a') );
returns falsely: ''

alert( new Element('a', {'href': ''}) );
returns falsely: ''

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Stephan

    Stephan April 8th, 2011 @ 11:01 AM

    Sorry, I forgot:
    Browser: Safari Version 5.0.4 (6533.20.27) on Mac OS X 10.6.6

  • Jan Kassens

    Jan Kassens April 8th, 2011 @ 11:43 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”

    This is not a bug in MooTools, a elements apparently return the href when toString is invoked on them.


    gives "" for me in Chrome and Firefox (I didn't test any other browser).

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