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Element.clone() does not copy selectedIndex property for select-elements

Reported by Taloncor | May 6th, 2010 @ 05:03 PM

Cloning a select-element won't clone the selectedIndex property of the original element.

Browser: Firefox 3.6.3 (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100401 SUSE/3.6.3-1.2 Firefox/3.6.3)

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  • Michael Tryczak

    Michael Tryczak May 10th, 2013 @ 10:17 AM

    Three years without so much as a comment. I can only confirm that this is still an issue in v1.7.1.0:


    returns a deep clone of the element, with all properties and child element properties intact (including, for example, input.value), however the selectedIndex property of any and all select elements is lost.

    Work-around: loop through all select elements in the cloned element, and set the selectedIndex property programmatically.

  • Victor

    Victor August 13th, 2013 @ 11:20 AM

    It is more browser-related issue, I've tried http://jsfiddle.net/Z24EV/1/ - selectedIndex is cloned in current Chrome, Firefox 10+, Opera 12+, IE9+. As far as I can see only IE8- isn't cloning selectedIndex.

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