jQuery 1.8.3 Released

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Woo hoo, Thanksgiving arrived early this year! jQuery 1.8.3 is available for download. You can get it here:

We’ve notified the Google and Microsoft CDNs as well; we trust they will endeavor to post these files tout de suite. The complete change log for jQuery 1.8.3 is below. It’s a rather modest list, but we did nail a few important bugs and regressions.

The team is already hard at work on jQuery 1.9 and would like to squash as many bugs as possible. To report a problem, please post a bug report and be sure to include a test case from jsfiddle.net or jsbin.com. Also try our work-in-progress build at http://code.jquery.com/jquery-git.js to see if it’s already fixed.

Many thanks to the patch contributors for this version; ye shall know them by their GitHub handles: gnarf37, timmywil, gibson042, rwldrn, joyvuu-dave, jaubourg, staabm, and sindresorhus. In addition, we thank all the community members who took the time to contribute quality bug reports with test cases. Your initial groundwork makes it possible for us to find and fix bugs.

jQuery 1.8.3 Change Log


  • #12583: IE8 HTML bug (Chinese translation)
  • #12635: jquery 1.8.2 fails ajax calls in IE9 because it assumes cross domain when default port is in ajax url


  • #10943: JQuery 1.7.1 does not properly set tabindex property on cloned element in IE7


  • #12690: Minimum JS File Contains non-ASCII Character


  • #10227: $('body').show() does'nt work if body style is set to display:none
  • #12537: element.css('filter') returns undefined in IE9


  • #12665: Callbacks objects with "unique" flag will iterate over a function's methods when it is added a second time


  • #8685: Animations should keep track of animation state in order to properly address stacked animations
  • #12497: jQuery 1.8.1 transitions crashing android 2.3.4 browser
  • #12837: All animations break after zooming a lightbox on the iPad


  • #12643: Upgrade from 1.3.2 to 1.8.2 gives an Uncaught TypeError
  • #12648: Can not correctly detect focus for DIVs with contenteditable in Chrome and Safari


  • #12357: jQuery 1.8.0 Not parseable by XUL Runner Applications

23 thoughts on “jQuery 1.8.3 Released

  1. jQuery
    site: http://jquery.com/
    versions: 1.8.3, 1.8.2, 1.8.1, 1.8.0, 1.7.2, 1.7.1, 1.7.0, 1.6.4, 1.6.3, 1.6.2, 1.6.1, 1.6.0, 1.5.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.0, 1.4.4, 1.4.3, 1.4.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.0, 1.3.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.0, 1.2.6, 1.2.3
    note: 1.2.5 and 1.2.4 are not hosted due to their short and unstable lives in the wild.

  2. It’s always nice to see when new versions with features and bugfixes come up. But IMO think you should all invert some time on the plugins page. It’s killing the comunity. 2 months with no commits. No official news. I don’t think version 1.9 is more important than that.

    Love jQuery! keep up the hard work

  3. System Crasher on said:

    This is a very good news: a more stable version of jQuery is always appreciated. By the way, why the site says that jQuery minified is 32 KBytes? I downloaded it and it’s 92 KB…

  4. dennisjq on said:

    @System Crasher

    That size is the gzipped and minified size. When you download the file and check the size that’s only the minified size. If you enable gzipping on your webserver it will be compressed even further before a client machine downloads it.

  5. Je suis satisfait de votre travail. Je suis un débutant en Jquery. J’ai besoin des tutorielles pour mieux approfondir mes connaissances.Pouvez vous m’aider?

  6. Jérôme on said:

    Je suis également très satisfait de cette librairie de JavaScript. Pouvez-vous d’indiquer où télécharger la dernière version?

  7. Wow how did I miss this. I’ll be updating the version used in all of web development sites to this newest version. Hopefully nothing breaks!

  8. Elisabeth Robson on said:

    Would be really helpful if you updated the documentation page to include a link to the most current blog post about new releases from the sidebar. Right now, the sidebar still links to “What’s new in 1.7” which is obviously WAY out of date. Can you update that link so it points to “What’s new in 1.8” and also, to this blog post for specifics about the 1.8.3 release?

    Also, FYI: I tried to sign up for the forums to ask this question, and the captcha isn’t working, so there’s no way to sign up.

  9. Suresh Kumar on said:


    Plese confirm which version of JQuery will work perfectly in Opera Next Browser’s? The reason when i tried it is not working, in the sense when i invoke the web service using Opera Next, it does not return the output to browser back. Please advice.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Suresh Kumar S

  10. I am getting below message since we upgraded our Jquery version from 1.3 to 1.8.3. Issue is onlu in IE8. Site works very well in IE9,Chrome,Fire Fox.

    Stop running this script?

    A script on this page is causing your web browser to run slowely.
    If it continues to run,your computer might become unresponsive

    Request your feedback on this issue. It seems that Jquery 1.8.3 is not all that good with Internet Explorer 8
    Thanks & Regards,
    Devendra Kumar

  11. Harsha on said:

    I tried jquery-1.8.1.min.js in my site along with bootstrap.The checkboxes and dropdowns are responding slowly.When I replace jquery-1.8.1.min.js with version 1.8.3 it is responding fine.Is there any bug in version 1.8.1 regarding checkboxes and dropdowns?

  12. Congrats on the new version of jQuery. On an unrelated note I noticed the styling of the “leave a reply” box is broken at the bottom of this page. You may want to set the display property of the textarea to “block”.


    jQuery rocks

  13. Could you please help me for getting the checkboxlist inside the dropdownlist?
    How it is possible using JQuery-1.8.3

  14. Sangeeta on said:

    I want to download jquery library.But when i click the link it open a js file in the browser. Please help me . I am beginner .