[docs] [issue26246] Code output toggle button uses removed jQuery method

Liang Bo Wang report at bugs.python.org
Sun Jan 31 05:05:17 EST 2016

New submission from Liang Bo Wang:

The code output toggle button (the `>>>` button on the top right) has been disappeared and not functional on the current online documentation (both 3.4+ and 2.7). 

For example, see any doc page that has interpreter outputs:


These toggle buttons are created dynamically using jQuery by the script at Doc/tools/static/copybutton.js. However, the method .toggle() it used for click event handling has been deprecated since jQuery 1.8 and removed since jQuery 1.9.


Current Python documentation ships with jQuery v1.11.1 and it has a new .toggle() method with totally different behavior, which controls animation and hide the element. Therefore those buttons are invisible and has no effect.


To achieve the old behavior, one now needs to create this toggle event on one's own. The most popular way to store the toggle state is by jQuery's .data() data storage.

A patch is attached to make the button functional again.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
files: copybutton_js.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 259279
nosy: Liang Bo Wang, docs at python, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Code output toggle button uses removed jQuery method
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 3.6
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file41764/copybutton_js.patch

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