Closed Bug 296858 Opened 15 years ago Closed 14 years ago

DOM API: typeof HTMLObjectElement is 'function'

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(Firefox :: General, defect)

defect
Not set

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VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 268945

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(Reporter: howard, Unassigned)

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(1 file)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

I've not done an exhaustive test, but for most HTML DOM elements (HEAD, BODY, DIV,
etc.), the expression

    typeof elem

is 'object'. For HTMLObjectElement, HTMLAppletElement (and HTMLEmbedElement!),
the expression is 'function'. However, none of the usual properties of a
function object (apply, call, length) are defined.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. elem = document.createElement('object');
2. typeof elem;
3.

Actual Results:  
'function'

Expected Results:  
'object'
Similar to (duplicate of?) Bug 268945.
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 268945 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Attached file Test html file
(In reply to comment #2)
> This is an automated message, with ID "auto-resolve01".
> 
> This bug has had no comments for a long time. Statistically, we have found that
> bug reports that have not been confirmed by a second user after three months are
> highly unlikely to be the source of a fix to the code.

[etc.; snipped the auto-resolve).

As asked, this behavior is unchanged in Firefox 1.5beta.

   <html><head><title>x</title><script type="text/javascript">
   var x = document.createElement('object');
   alert('typeof is ' + typeof x + '\n' + navigator.userAgent);
   </script></head><body></body></html>
    
gives:

    typeof is function
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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