Phil Phil - 7 months ago 29
Javascript Question

JQuery error() function not working in IE

I have the following image element that it's src does not exists. I want to use the jquery error function to detect if it has not loaded and replace the src with a generic image that I know exists. This works in chrome and firefox but on in IE. Why does this not work in IE and are there any workarounds? Thanks!

<img id="main" src="missing-image.jpg" />

<script type="text/javascript">

$(function () {
$("#main").error(function () {
$("#main").attr("src", "generic.jpg");
});
});

</script>

Answer

Timing issue?

DEMO HERE

<img id="mainImage" src="placeholder.jpg" />

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
  $("#mainImage").error(function () {
    $(this).attr("src", "generic.jpg");
  });
  $("#mainImage").attr("src","possibly_missing_image.jpg");
});

</script>