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jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide

By : Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg, jQuery Foundation
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jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide

By: Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg, jQuery Foundation

Overview of this book

If you are looking for a comprehensive reference guide to this popular JavaScript library, this book and eBook is for you. To make optimal use of jQuery, it's good to keep in mind the breadth of capabilities it provides. You can add dynamic, interactive elements to your sites with reduced development time using jQuery.Revised and updated for version 1.4 of jQuery, this book offers an organized menu of every jQuery method, function, and selector. Each method and function is introduced with a summary of its syntax and a list of its parameters and return value, followed by a discussion, with examples where applicable, to assist in getting the most out of jQuery and avoiding the pitfalls commonly associated with JavaScript and other client-side languages.In this book you will be provided information about the latest features of jQuery that include Sizzle Selector, Native event delegation, Event triggering, DOM manipulation, and many more. You won't be confined to built-in functionality, you'll be able to examine jQuery's plug-in architecture and we discuss both how to use plug-ins and how to write your own. If you're already familiar with JavaScript programming, this book will help you dive right into advanced jQuery concepts. You'll be able to experiment on your own, trusting the pages of this book to provide information on the intricacies of the library, where and when you need it.This book is a companion to Learning jQuery 1.3. Learning jQuery 1.3 begins with a tutorial to jQuery, where the authors share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm about jQuery to help you get the most from the library and to make your web applications shine.jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide digs deeper into the library, taking you through the syntax specifications and following up with detailed discussions. You'll discover the untapped possibilities that jQuery 1.4 makes available, and polish your skills as you return to this guide time and again.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

JavaScript reference

These sites offer references and guides to JavaScript as a language in general, rather than jQuery in particular.

Mozilla Developer Center

This site has a comprehensive JavaScript reference, a guide to programming with JavaScript, links to helpful tools, and more:

Client-Side JavaScript Reference

This online book provided by Sun is "a reference manual for the JavaScript language, including both core and client-side JavaScript for version 1.3":

MSDN Reference

The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) JScript Reference provides descriptions of the full set of functions, objects, and so on. It's especially helpful for understanding Microsoft's implementation of the ECMAScript standard in Internet Explorer:

Additionally, the MSDN, HTML, and DHTML reference provides descriptions of collections, events, constants, methods, objects, and properties in the DHTML Object Model. As with the JScript Reference, it can be especially useful for cases in which Internet Explorer deviates from the standard or Internet Explorer's interpretation of an ambiguous specification differs from that of other major browsers:


While focused primarily on its own browser platform, Opera's site for web developers includes a number of useful articles on JavaScript:


Peter-Paul Koch's Quirksmode site is a terrific resource for understanding differences in the way browsers implement various JavaScript functions, as well as many CSS properties:

JavaScript Toolbox

Matt Kruse's JavaScript Toolbox offers a large assortment of homespun JavaScript libraries, as well as sound advice on JavaScript best practices and a collection of vetted JavaScript resources elsewhere on the Web:

comp.lang.javascript FAQ

This page includes a very lengthy list of questions frequently asked on the comp.lang.javascript Usenet group, along with answers and links to further information: