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Fix #7322. Make `.is()` with a positional selector work like delegated event logic #491

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dmethvin commented Sep 7, 2011

Submitted for discussion. Per #7322 and several other tickets, positional selectors have, um, unusual behavior when used with .is(). Here are some examples: The two important changes in this patch:

  1. Make the positional selector string rooted at the jQuery object's context (usually document);
  2. Return true if the first element in the jQuery object is present in the selector results.

When refactoring the delegated event logic, I found that the event code already works this way (backed up by test cases) so it seems odd to have .is() work differently. If this patch is landed I can remove a few lines of special cases from the event handler.

And for the record, I really dislike positional selectors!


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timmywil Sep 20, 2011


Landed in commit 70e2e32.


timmywil commented Sep 20, 2011

Landed in commit 70e2e32.

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