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Default option as prompt with value="" does not work #424

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NOTE: This has NOTHING to do with placeholder. Please look at the jsfiddle below.

Setting a null value for the first option in the select will result in a blank Select2 box - that is, no prompt.

<option value="">Pick one</option> 

does not show "Pick one" as the prompt text in the select2 box.

<option>Pick one</option>

does work. This is an issue when using select and select_tag form helpers in rails, since the :prompt option will generate a first option with a null value.

See this jsfiddle:


In initSelection, this line:

if (this.opts.element.val() === "" ) {

should be changed to this:

if (this.opts.element.val() === "" && this.opts.element.text() === "") {

I did not submit a pull request because I don't know Select2 well enough to determine what side effects this would have, or whether I've missed another location where a similar change needs to be made.

@ivaynberg ivaynberg pushed a commit that closed this issue
Kevin Brown Fixed placeholder detection. Fixes #424. c4c1cba
@ivaynberg ivaynberg closed this in c4c1cba
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