IE and Edge getElementsByTagName and querySelector/All treats img and svg image tag as the same tag

Confirmed Issue #7163109 • Assigned to Kris K.


Tom B.
Apr 10, 2016
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
Reported by 2 people

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Steps to reproduce

  1. Add an html <img> tag and an svg with an <image> tag in it to a document
  2. run document.getElementsByTagName(‘img’) or docuemnt.querySelectorAll(‘img’)
  3. the result will return an array with both images.
    this also applies to document.querySelector.
    Attached a unit test that passes on Chrome, Firefox and Sfari but fails on Edge and IE (link to codepen version of the test case


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To from “Travis L.” to “Kris K.”

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