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11/4/2013 11:00 AM

Please have the Core Team review the following thread to fix a major flaw in the DNN 7.01.02 jQuery.js minified script:

This flaw has caused me days of frustration.

Please let me know why this flaw occurred and what is being done about it.

Dave McMullen

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11/5/2013 3:28 AM
Please report issues to the public tracker at

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold

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11/5/2013 9:13 AM

When you use jquery with dnn you should NOT use the $ shortcut unless you wrap the function in a no conflict type closure:

(function($) { 
// put Your jQuery code here 

The $ shortcut is used by many different frameworks that run inside javascript and it is NOT exclusive to jQuery.

As such what you are seeing is BY DESIGN in DNN.  There are any number of notes regarding this on blogs and in the dnn wiki:




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11/5/2013 5:37 PM

Thanks for the advice, though I have so much $() code to wrap that it is daunting advice.

But that's not the problem.  The jQuery Forum surfaced the flaw shown below, from

this.getAttribute('userid') works. So I checked again, and $(this).attr("userid") does not. 

So, I checked what the code was for .attr()
jQuery.fn.attr is 
  1. function (n, q, o) {var m=this;if((!n)||(n!=="value")||(!g(m))){return,n,q,o)}if(q!==e){":tinymce"),q);":tinymce"),n,q,o);return m}else{var p=m[0],l=h(p);return l?l.getContent(),n,q,o)}}
But, jQuery does not have special code for tiny mce. 
You have overwritten jQuery’s core function in some minified script.

Don’t do that!

As I understand the posting, DNN has hard-coded Tiny mce into jQuery core functionality.  Not good.  Hence, my frustration.  Are you saying that the hard-coding is not a problem?


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11/5/2013 6:58 PM

Which file are you seeing this code in ?  Most people let DNN use the hosted jquery from CDN - that code is not controlled by DNN - You may also want to make sure you are running the latest version of dnn - and that your jquery library config in the Host - Settings area is set to use the latest HOSTED version of jquery.


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