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#6732 closed bug (notabug)

Opened December 08, 2010 02:54PM UTC

Closed December 08, 2010 02:59PM UTC

HTML encoded characters do not get decoded in the autocomplete field

Reported by: yakovt Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.9.0
Component: ui.autocomplete Version: 1.8.5
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

When setting the source for autocomplete with a Javascript array like so:

var availableTags = [" text "];

$( "#tags" ).autocomplete({
  source: availableTags

The special characters in the text above ( ) are displayed in the auto-suggest field as they are entered as follows:


The question/bug is: shouldn't this text be HTML decoded in the auto-suggest field's value so that the following is displayed in the suggestion drop down:

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Changed December 08, 2010 02:59PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:1

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

The labels are treated as text, not html. There's an html extension (demo) that you can use.

In the future, if you're not sure whether a specific behavior is a bug, please ask on the forums first.