Issue Collector throws: "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'msie' of undefined"

After adding a Jira Issue Collector to one of my sites, I get this exception during page load:

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'msie' of undefined


I'm guessing this is an IssueCollector problem, but anyone know the cause?

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Accepted answer

I am using jQuery 1.9.0. This the plugin's Javascript is relying on the long-deprecated jQuery.browser property, which was removed in jQuery 1.9.0.


Example of offending code:


The Issue Collector needs to be updated to work with jQuery 1.9. Vote for JRA-31576 if you so desire.

So, you have two options to get rid of this exception:

  1. Use jQuery Migrate to restore the deprecated APIs, as per this JIRA Knowledge Base article (thanks Pietro!)
  2. Downgrade jQuery to pre-1.9.0 until JRA-31576 is resolved.

Updated to reference Pietro's documented workaround and reference JRA-31576 so you can vote for a non-workaround solution.

Hi Anson,

The problem is that you have updated JQuery and $.browser was [removed in ver 1.9|]. To solve this you have two options:

  • Use the following code:
navigator.appName == 'Microsoft Internet Explorer'

This will have the same effect as:


  • Use [Jquery Migrate|] that allows using removed functions and gives a notice about removed functions (in the console.log).


Hi Pietro,

when you plan to fix this bug and update collector?

Pietro has since documented this workaround and referenced JRA-31576, so you can vote and watch the issue.

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