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IE 8 unknown runtime error when setting directive template #3050

inuwan opened this Issue Jun 25, 2013 · 3 comments


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inuwan commented Jun 25, 2013

This only happens on IE 8 (works fine in IE 9, IE 10, Firefox, Chrome, Safari). The JQLite code of angular.js is throwing an "unknown runtime error" in the html() method on the line: (line 1976 in angular.js 1.1.5)

 element.innerHTML = value

The value is the html string for the template of a directive. In the debugger, I tried:

  element.innerHTML = "hello"

which also threw an "unknown runtime error"

The nodeName for the element is the name of my directive XX-MYDIRECTIVE

I'm manually calling the angular bootstrap method on the html page, which has a directive element. Here is the call stack:
compileNodes [angular.js] Line 4502 Script
compile [angular.js] Line 4437 Script
Anonymous function [angular.js] Line 1006 Script
$eval [angular.js] Line 8926 Script
$apply [angular.js] Line 9006 Script
Anonymous function [angular.js] Line 1004 Script
invoke [angular.js] Line 2925 Script
resumeBootstrapInternal [angular.js] Line 1002 Script
bootstrap [angular.js] Line 1017 Script


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inuwan commented Jun 25, 2013

I found the workaround to the issue. If you change the directive from an element to an attribute, a runtime error will not be thrown. It seems that IE 8 does not like custom tag names such as and will throw a "unknown runtime error" when you attempt to set the innerHTML of a custom tag.


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emhagman commented Jun 26, 2013

I believe I have fixed the issue here, please give it a try!


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Narretz commented Jun 24, 2014

Hi, I am going to close this issue. Please see #3069 for the reasons (basically, the effort to support custom tags in IE8 is not worth it)

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