Quote reply not working in IE 11

When using IE 11 highlighting text does not reveal the “quote” pop up. It works fine in chrome and I confirmed myself that this doesn’t work in IE 11. Apparently we support back to IE 10.

When you highlight text these errors show up in the console:


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This is quite bad, @eviltrout can you fix this, seems pretty straight forward to use jQuery closest here as opposed to DOM closest

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I think this should fix it

const withinCooked = $(range.startContainer.parentNode).closest('.cooked');

Haven’t tested though.

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Even edge does not support native Closest until very latest version so this should be avoided.


Per the wikipedia Edge release history it looks like “Edge 15” is only released as of April 11, 2017.

Not working with my obscure webkit browser either.

ii  libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0:i386     2.4.11-3     i386       
ii  libwebkitgtk-1.0-0:i386             2.4.11-3     i386
hi  surf                                0.6-1        i386

When I highlight text, the browser spits out this console error:

** Message: console message: https://d11a6trkgmumsb.cloudfront.net/assets/application-09c15314fa7c40b3b300d2faf6824148ef6d3356ac149ccde164b442a25aa9c3.js @20: TypeError: undefined is not a function (evaluating ‘r.startContainer.parentNode.closest(".cooked")’)

(Thanks everybody.)

Fixed in


I’ll need to test it out on IE11 once it gets deployed.


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