jQuery is a cross-browser Javascript library that provides abstractions for DOM traversal, event handling, animation, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.

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What made jQuery so popular? What is offers that other JavaScript libraries don't?

According to W3Tech, this link, this link, this link, and many other sources, jQuery is really becoming what IE experienced in the world of web browsers (gaining more than 80% of the market for a ...
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Dismiss multiple instances of Boostrap alert when one dismissed [migrated]

I have a long form and would like to have two bootstrap alerts, one at the bottom and one at the top var html = $("<div class='alert alert-success alert-dismissable'><button ...
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Caching and Website performance on IOS VS PC

I have a website that pulls from a database to display images/names/misc info. The pages are used on both IOS Devices (iphones,ipads,ipods so far) and on PCs using internet explorer and Safari/Chrome ...
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jQuery, deferrers and “if” conditionals

How could I simplify the following code? I suspect that it can be simplified by using the $.Deferred class, but I don't know how. if (condition) { $.get('url').done(function () { done(); ...
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WebForms, JQuery and the DRY principle

I'm working on a WebForms application that has several pages. Each page currently loads JQuery in a script tag in the head. A colleague I'm working with insists this is WET code and a violation of ...
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Optimizing/monitoring number of objects created by $(this)

I have an application where a lot of objects are created and referenced by $(this) similar to the following: someFunction() { var myName = $(this).find(".name"); var myTown = ...
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“web-enabling” an existing C++ app

I've got a Windows application coded in C++. I want to provide a web-based interface to them, with a view to porting them to embedded Linux systems. The web pages are a series of dynamic 'status ...
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Web browser resetting connection

I have a web application that is hosted on an embedded device. This device has its own basic web server that can serve content just like any other web server. The web application in question is ...
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Building a real-time web-app with Ajax .post()

Usually, real-time web-apps are built with websockets, right? Well, let me be radical here - what if I used Ajax? Okay, okay, I know it has its limitations. You can't build Agar.io, sending data ...
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Summing values from JSON end point based on category [closed]

I have a JSON end point for projects in a county. I am able to call a list of any of the object properties. What I want to do is to add together either all the values of budget property or the ...
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Rendering partial View in MVC

i am not so familiar working with partial Views. The reason behind that is that I really do not have the basics of Jquery/JS/Ajax. But I recently found through some SO post that a partial view can be ...
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ModelState Validation vs JQuery vs Remote

I was stuck with some validations for quite a while. I have been thoroughly searching the internet to find ways to apply the validations I require. I came across many methods for validations even ...
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Are clean coding rules less relevant for large open source projects? [closed]

I've been reading Robert Martin's book "Clean Code". One of his core tenants is to remove unnecessary comments and strive to create meaningful variable/method names that are self documenting. Some of ...
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Using SessionStorage to keep client side state

I am working on an web app and I would like to keep the client data in the LOCAL session storage. I can't use the servers session and the app will only call some existing rest WS.I have to develop ...
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How to update ui lively without refreshing page [closed]

I am doing a web application using struts2 framework. After user login, I show a dashboard about the current status of the user. To show the Dashboard UI(JSP), I used to get the information from the ...
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Anonymous function vs. separate named function for initialization in jquery

Let's say we have some code that is used to initialize things when a page is loaded and it looks like this: function initStuff() { ...} ... $(document).ready(initStuff); The initStuff function is ...
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How can I keep browser URL secret when editing data?

Suppose, There is a user list. <a href="user/5">Edit</a> <a href="user/6">Edit</a> When a system user clicked to edit a user info. Then it goes to url to browser like as ...
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Securing ajax calls to rest api

I need for my app to consume a rest api service and since I will call it from javascript/jquery i need to expose it to the end user. In this case I would also need to expose credentials to the end ...
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Javascript inline event handling versus external jQuery event handlers

Working on a dynamic website that loads information from a JSON file and then populates the page with said elements. My question has to do with event handling - as of now, I don't see any reason as ...
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What sort of design pattern should I be using here - Tabs Generation

I am fairly new with design patterns, I have been studying them but no practical experience so this is going to be my first try, Graphical representation of GUI is shown in this diagram, Points ...
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Storing session key in a hidden field

Background: I have a question which is outline at Use different local storage between windows. The very high level question is "How can I keep tabs and windows sessions from clashing". Requirement: ...
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Is it ok to include jQuery in a jQuery plugin?

The question jQuery plugin file including the jQuery library came up today on stackoverflow, and I strongly advised against including jQuery in the plugin. I didn't really get any support from others ...
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Clear JQuery Listeners Before Ajax Load of Similar Data

I have a tree structure on the left side of my page from which the user can drill down and select items. Each branch has similar items. When clicking a leaf node, I make a JQuery .load(...) call that ...
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Does it make sense to use jQuery in modern-webkit-only web applications?

I'm lately working on a few mobile web apps for Android (2.3+) and iOS (4+). Their browsers support most of ECMAScript5, which is very powerful, and I wanted to use language features where possible, ...
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How to reveal a stipled line bit by bit going vertically and horizontally

I have one long page. On this page I have a "one" long stipled line. The stipled line goes into different directions, "moving" vertically and horizontally. My question is: How do I approach animating ...
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What pattern to use when you have to hide/show different sections on a form depending on a dropdown value?

For example, let's say you have 8 sections to hide/show and depending on the value of a dropdown, you have to show or hide dynamically from 1 to 8 sections. 1) Is there any better way of doing this ...
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Auto-save user input - the smartest way?

I'm developing a social network website and I'm working with php/mysql/jquery and I want users to have the most user-friendly website experience. That's why I try to avoid a save (submit) button at ...
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Does Jquery basically use CSS3 for animation and effects?

I originally started out this question with "what is JQuery, and how does it work", in terms of all that fancy animation, effects, slideshow plugins, etc. I was uncertain as to how JQuery does all ...
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Is jQuery an example of “god object” antipattern?

I want to ask – I am slowly learning jQuery. What I see is an exact example of a God Object anti-pattern. Basically, everything goes to the $ function, whatever it is. Am I right and is jQuery ...
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filtering data from db

I've taken over a web application that someone else built. It's a pretty simple application that queries ALL records from a db and displays them in a list. They've also provided a way to 'filter' the ...
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How to not let anyone inspect elements of a webpage?

I was thinking to make some jQuery functions that will use ajax to control mysql. The whole idea is to make separate files of PHP (e.g query.php, addRow.php, update.php and delete.php) provide data to ...
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Clean code principles to jquery [closed]

A jquery code could get very long in lines and become an spaghetti code. It could bring problems like chaining functions or many lines for getting data from HTML elements. Also it may create a clutter ...
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What benefits are there to native JavaScript development? [closed]

Given how much simpler jQuery development is, when compared to native JavaScript, what makes people forgo libraries like jQuery altogether? Is this because jQuery has limitations or it is slow? I ...
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Mixing jQuery with JavaScript

I just asked this question at SO about some bugginess I am experiencing with jQuery and IE8, and someone commented that he was appalled that I would mix JavaScript with jQuery (he has since deleted ...
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How to merge two functions that do same things with different variables

I have these two Javascript functions that are equal except for the variables onClickVoteUp: function (e) { var $target = $(e.target); var upvoted = this.model.get("upvoted"); var ...
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Why is jQuery released under MIT and not LGPL?

Why is jQuery released under MIT and not LGPL? What are the benefits of using MIT compared to LGPL for a framework?
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Attempting to make a Cross Domain AJAX request to a Server I don't own

I'm aware that javascript programs running in a browser are bound to the same-origin policy which prevents them from requesting services from a server that is on a different domain. What I've gathered ...
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When to update jQuery?

When you recommend updating jQuery/jQuery UI? Or in other words: what are the best practices for updating jQuery/jQuery UI? I’m working on a long project that will take at least one more year. In ...
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Does IE have more strict Javascript parsing than Chrome?

This is not meant to start a religio-technical browser war - I still prefer Chrome, at least for now, but: Because of a perhaps Chrome-related problem with my web page (see ...
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Been working on a project for the last 6+ months. Consultants have been brought in and want to change everything. What should I do? [closed]

Long story short, I have been the sole front end developer on this project since last summer. Consultants have been brought in to help accelerate our velocity. After one day and some knowledge ...
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jQuery event binding management

Given the following elements: <div class="container"> <span class="some-class">content</span> ..n span repetitions.. </div> Given the following .on() ...
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(jQuery) What is wrong with methods such as .append?

tl;dr: What is wrong with the efficiency of methods such as .append() and what can be alternatives to this? Explanation: Hello everyone. I occasionally have to build A/B tests for websites, which ...
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Managing Login Authentication/Webpage session: Can client side javascript/JQuery access either a session variable or json variable in html?

Short version: A variable is stored in a session variable req.session.userName and also in the json sent with res.render('/', {username: value}). How can I access either of those variables from inside ...
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how can I minimize my ajax calls to the server while creating a dashboard

I want to create a dashboard for my website. I have divided my dashboard into different modules. As I understand it, I will have to make many AJAX calls. The different modules are: total number of ...
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Can jQuery be used server side? [closed]

I know that you can use JavaScript server side with node.js, but can we use jQuery for backend as well?
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How can I control properties scope while developing plugin in jQuery

I had a generic task in my project which required changing some elements. Instead of making changes for each element I decided to create a plugin for the common task and then bind plugin with each ...
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Do I have to distribute my code if I use GPL based jquery controls in my commercial application

I have been thinking about using 3rd party GPL based jQuery controls in our in-house ASP.NET project. As far as the 3rd party license is concerned, I think I can use any jQuery controls in my ...
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Approach to develop an inline editor for enumerated lists

Background Looking to develop a WYSIWYG editor for ordered lists so that people can directly edit lists of instructions on a web page. Problem The contentEditable attribute is woefully immature for ...
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Penny auction concept and how the timer works

I am creating a penny auction site using PHP yii framework. The main consideration of the system is to update the database records of all active auctions (max 15 auctions) with the current ticker ...
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Advantages of using pure JavaScript over JQuery

What are the advantages of using Javascript-only versus using JQuery-only? I have limited experience with JavaScript and JQuery coding. I've added bits and snippets of each to HTML pages but I've ...