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jQuery and JavaScript Phrasebook by Brad Dayley

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Prepending to the Beginning of an Element’s Content

var newDiv = $("<div></div>"); $("body").append(newDiv); newDiv.append($("<p>Paragraph A</p>")); $("<p>Paragraph A</p>").appendTo("div");

jQuery provides methods to prepend content before the existing content in an element. For example, you can add list items, a table row, or paragraph text before existing list items, table rows, or text in a paragraph.

These methods are existingObject.prepend(newContent) and newContent.prependTo(existingObject). The existingObject can be an object you already have, or you can use a selector to specify the existing object.

For example, the following code creates a new <div> and appends it to body. Then it prepends two paragraphs ...

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