Context matters (Should know)

So far I've mentioned vaguely something called context that can be used during a selection. This recipe illustrates how and why we use the second parameter of jQuery, context.

How to do it...

Our goal is to apply a border to all of the <li> descendants of an element having ID content, using the context parameter. Perform the following steps:

  1. Create a copy of the child-filters.html file and rename it as context-matters.html.
  2. Edit the <head> section of the page adding this code:
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $('li', '#content').css('border', '2px solid #000000');
        });
    </script>
  3. Save the file and open it with your favorite browser.

How it works...

This recipe is very simple because I want you to focus on the consequences ...

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