Problem with JavaScript in description field


I am facing a problem using Javascript in the description field. As soon as I change the issue type (issue creation screen) the scripts are being ignored.

Example 1: Replacing the "None" option in select field

<script type="text/javascript">try
{var select = document.getElementById('customfield_10071');select.options[0].text="";}

The code above is in a field description associated with a project and an issue type. If I create an issue and the issue is the first to pop up in the issue type list (e.g. the most recent to have been created) the scripts fire. If I select another issue type with other scripts in their field descriptions those are being ignored...

Example 2: Hiding the Assign to me link

&lt;script type="text/javascript"&gt;   

Any of you has experienced this behaviour?

Thanks in advance


2 answers

1 accepted

Found a solution. Fixed the none option problem in the VM-file (issue has been fixed by Atlassian aswell) and edited my JS to sth. like this

&lt;script type="text/javascript"&gt;
jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
  JIRA.bind(JIRA.Events.NEW_CONTENT_ADDED, function (e,context) { XX(); });

function XX()

you need to add javascript file using webresource module in plugin insted of adding in description

find thesample webresource module below

&lt;web-resource key="test-js" name="javascript"&gt;
        &lt;resource name="test.js" type="download" location="templates/js/test.js" /&gt;

test.js file like

JIRA.bind(JIRA.Events.NEW_CONTENT_ADDED, function (e,context) {

Hey, I'll try that. Thank you in advance...

Hey rambanam, one question, why does the javascript, if I use it in the field description, just fire once?

Cheers Christian

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