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#15181 closed bug (worksforme)

Opened April 27, 2017 08:59PM UTC

Closed April 27, 2017 10:01PM UTC

Last modified April 28, 2017 01:55AM UTC

autocomplete error "Uncaught ReferenceError" with JSONP if subsequent request returns first

Reported by: captain-igloo Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: none
Component: ui.autocomplete Version: 1.12.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

1. Go to,js,output

2. Type say "abcde" in the text box

This results in errors in the console like this:

Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery32101651943635009172_1493325192569 is not defined

Server side I have a simple PHP script which sleeps according to the length of the search term. So a shorter term like "ab" sleeps for 3 seconds and a longer term like "abcde" doesn't sleep at all. When you type "abcde", later requests will return earlier and this causes the error. Note that the callback parameter sent is the same for each request.

jquery version - 3.2.1

jquery ui - 1.12.1

server side PHP


$suggestions = '["aaaaaa","aaaaabb","aaabbbbb"]';

if (!empty($_REQUEST['term'])) {
    $delay = 6 - strlen($_REQUEST['term']);

    if ($delay > 0) {

if (!empty($_REQUEST['callback'])) {
    header('Content-Type: text/javascript');
    print $_REQUEST['callback'] . '(' . $suggestions . ')';
} else {
    header('Content-Type: application/json');
    print $suggestions;
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Changed April 27, 2017 10:01PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:1

component: ui.coreui.autocomplete
resolution: → worksforme
status: newclosed

This is really a docs bug, the string form of the source option is not designed to handle JSONP. Please see the demos which show how to properly use JSONP.

Here's a working version of your fiddle:,js,output

I've opened a bug for the docs:

Changed April 28, 2017 01:55AM UTC by captain-igloo comment:2