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jQuery in Action, Third Edition by Yehuda Katz Bear Bibeault and Aurelio De Rosa

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Chapter 9. Beyond the DOM with jQuery utility functions

This chapter covers

  • The jQuery properties
  • Avoiding conflict between jQuery and other libraries
  • Array manipulation functions
  • Extending and merging objects
  • Parsing different formats
  • Dynamically loading new scripts

Up to this point, we’ve spent a number of chapters examining the jQuery methods that operate upon a set of DOM elements selected by using the $() function. But you may recall that way back in chapter 1 we also introduced the concept of utility functions—functions namespaced by jQuery/$ that don’t operate on a jQuery object. These functions could be thought of as top-level functions except that they’re defined on the $ instance rather than window, keeping them out of the ...

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