i am using 1.8.2.jquery.min.js for slideshow in home page. i have an error in console like this

electronics.html (line 156) TypeError: element.attachEvent is not a function

element.attachEvent("on" + actualEventName, responder); prototype.js (line 5653)

TypeError: element.dispatchEvent is not a function

element.dispatchEvent(event); prototype.js (line 5734)

it makes menu drop-down in category page not working.

I have tried jquery noConflict(); in all the way in Magento but it does not clear above bug. Also, I have tried some more methods from google to clear but it does work properly. can anyone help me to clear this error?

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  • show your codes. Where did you include your jquery file. How are you trying to avoid jquery conflict. Be specific – Rajeev K Tomy Aug 6 '14 at 13:04
  • First Load your 1.8.2.jquery.min.js and then prototype.js – WisdmLabs Aug 6 '14 at 13:07
  • Check there may be more than one jquery files included.Remove all and replace by one. – saravanavelu Aug 6 '14 at 13:08

In your local.xml:

<reference name="head">
    <action method="addJs" name="jquery" as="jquery">
    <action method="addJs">

and noconflict.js would simply be

$j = jQuery.noConflict();

From there, anywhere you'd use $ for jQuery, you'd use $j instead.

Alternatively, if its just for a slideshow, and I assume you have something similar to


you can do the following instead, and all the code within it would operate as normal:

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    I personally prefer using jQuery(...), you never know where your code will end up and it gets sloppy if some people use $j, while others use something different. – pspahn Aug 6 '14 at 20:26
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    @pspahn $j is the default in the new 1.9/1.14 rwd framework – philwinkle Aug 6 '14 at 20:30
  • thanks but its not working still i have same error. – Karthick Aug 8 '14 at 5:36
  • @Karthick what did you try? Do you still need help? – andyjv Oct 30 '14 at 15:12

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