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12072006, 10:50 AM #1
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toFixed failing in IE
I don't suppose this is news, but it is to me.
Code:<html> <body> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript"> <! Hide code from older browsers document.write( ' 0.8.toFixed(0) ' + 0.8.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 1.8.toFixed(0) ' + 1.8.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.85.toFixed(0) ' + 0.85.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.9.toFixed(0) ' + 0.9.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.91.toFixed(0) ' + 0.91.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.92.toFixed(0) ' + 0.92.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.93.toFixed(0) ' + 0.93.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.94.toFixed(0) ' + 0.94.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.95.toFixed(0) ' + 0.95.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.99.toFixed(0) ' + 0.99.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' ' ) > </script> </body> </html>
0.8.toFixed(0) 0
1.8.toFixed(0) 2
0.85.toFixed(0) 0
0.9.toFixed(0) 0
0.91.toFixed(0) 0
0.92.toFixed(0) 0
0.93.toFixed(0) 0
0.94.toFixed(0) 0
0.95.toFixed(0) 1
0.99.toFixed(0) 1
Comments and suggestions welcome. How is it in IE7, anyone?

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MSDN documentation states that toFixed does no rounding.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/enus/library/sstyff0z.aspx
The toFixed method returns a string representation of a number in fixedpoint notation. The string contains one digit before the significand's decimal point, and must contain fractionDigits digits after it.
Mozilla DOES round.
http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs...Number:toFixed
A string representation of number that does not use exponential notation and has exactly digits digits after the decimal place. The number is rounded if necessary, and the fractional part is padded with zeros if necessary so that it has the specified length.
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Maybe but it behaves the same in IE7 but if you are simply wanting the numbers to be rounded the just use the Math.round function.

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If you want to return the integer part of a number
in any browser use Math.floor(number) instead of .toFixed(0);
To get the same value with .toFixed(n) that IE returns (no rounding)
in other clients (which round the last significant digit in a float)
you must truncate the number.
To get a rounded value in IE as well as the others, you must round it
at the significant digit.
Code:Number.prototype.toFixedTruncate= function(n){ var N= this; N= Math.floor(N*Math.pow(10,n)); N/=Math.pow(10,n); return(N.toFixed(n)); } Number.prototype.toFixedRound= function(n){ var N= this; N= Math.round(N*Math.pow(10,n)); N/=Math.pow(10,n); return(N.toFixed(n)); }
var str=N+' Truncated: '+N.toFixedTruncate(n)+'\n'+N+' Rounded: '+N.toFixedRound(n);
alert(str)
The string returned is the same in all browsers:
1.379 Truncated: 1.37
1.379 Rounded: 1.38
//Last edited by mrhoo; 12072006 at 05:25 PM.

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The problem is that JScript has a broken implementation of toFixed. In the FAQ I presented an alternative in the form of toDecimals. A problem with it is that it isn't written for the special case of 0 decimals, and as such doesn't remove the decimal point.
However, let me show you the result in comparison:Code:0.8: toFixed(0)=0 toDecimals(0)=1. 1.8: toFixed(0)=2 toDecimals(0)=2. 0.85: toFixed(0)=0 toDecimals(0)=1. 0.9: toFixed(0)=0 toDecimals(0)=1. 0.91: toFixed(0)=0 toDecimals(0)=1. 0.92: toFixed(0)=0 toDecimals(0)=1. 0.93: toFixed(0)=0 toDecimals(0)=1. 0.94: toFixed(0)=0 toDecimals(0)=1. 0.95: toFixed(0)=1 toDecimals(0)=1. 0.99: toFixed(0)=1 toDecimals(0)=1.
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Ah, it is a known fault then, OK. Isn't that a disgrace?
Thanks for suggestions, folks.
Here's an extended example showing it works only sometimes...
Code:<html> <body> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript"> <! Hide code from older browsers document.write( ' 0.08.toFixed(1) ' + 0.08.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 0.085.toFixed(1) ' + 0.085.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 0.09.toFixed(1) ' + 0.09.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 0.091.toFixed(1) ' + 0.091.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 0.092.toFixed(1) ' + 0.092.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 0.093.toFixed(1) ' + 0.093.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 0.094.toFixed(1) ' + 0.094.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 0.095.toFixed(1) ' + 0.095.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 0.099.toFixed(1) ' + 0.099.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 0.08.toFixed(1) ' + 0.08.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' <br> ' + ' 1.08.toFixed(1) ' + 1.08.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 1.085.toFixed(1) ' + 1.085.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 1.09.toFixed(1) ' + 1.09.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 1.091.toFixed(1) ' + 1.091.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 1.092.toFixed(1) ' + 1.092.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 1.093.toFixed(1) ' + 1.093.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 1.094.toFixed(1) ' + 1.094.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 1.095.toFixed(1) ' + 1.095.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 1.099.toFixed(1) ' + 1.099.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' 1.08.toFixed(1) ' + 1.08.toFixed(1) + " <br>" + ' <br> ' + ' 1.8.toFixed(0) ' + 1.8.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.85.toFixed(0) ' + 0.85.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.9.toFixed(0) ' + 0.9.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.91.toFixed(0) ' + 0.91.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.92.toFixed(0) ' + 0.92.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.93.toFixed(0) ' + 0.93.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.94.toFixed(0) ' + 0.94.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.95.toFixed(0) ' + 0.95.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' 0.99.toFixed(0) ' + 0.99.toFixed(0) + " <br>" + ' ' ) > </script> </body> </html>

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Quit crying about your toolsmake them work.
simplest workaround to guarantee IE type (truncated) return is to convert the float to a string and use substring to chop off the decimal digits
N=123.4599;
n=2
var N=(N*Math.pow(10,n)/Math.pow(10,n))+'';
alert(N.substring(0,N.indexOf('.')+(n+1)));

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Not a helpful response.
simplest workaround to guarantee IE type (truncated) return is to convert the float to a string and use substring to chop off the decimal digits
N=123.4599;
n=2
var N=(N*Math.pow(10,n)/Math.pow(10,n))+'';
alert(N.substring(0,N.indexOf('.')+(n+1)));
N=123.4599;
a = N.toString()
a = a.substr(0,a.indexOf('.')+3)