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jQuery UI Cookbook by Adam Boduch

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Dynamically changing the height style

Accordions are containers that are used to organize and display other UI elements. Thinking about each accordion section as static content is a mistake. The contents of accordion sections do change. For example, a user-triggered event might lead to the creation of a new element within the section. In all likelihood, the components inside a section will change size dynamically, and that's the part we need to be aware of. Why does it matter that accordion contents change size? Since this is an accordion, we'll likely have several sections (or at least a few). Does it make sense to have all of them with a uniform height? It does, until the height of one section grows too large. Then the section heights are no ...

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