A cloned table row (<tr>) stops being a table row element in IE

If you clone a table row element (tr) by means of cloneNode()in IE it loses its table row "identity". This means that with the cloned row cells[], for instance, is no longer available.

Test page Workaround is not included
Reported by: Rein Groot.

Explorer 5-6 Windows, Explorer 7 | Reported on 20 December 2006.

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1 Posted by Jehiah on 20 December 2006 | Permalink

funny I thought I submitted a bug report for this over a year ago. my bad.


The workaround is to add the tr back to the DOM (aka append to a tbody) so it has the .cells[] attribute.