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Learning jQuery - Fourth Edition by Karl Swedberg, Jonathan Chaffer

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Chapter 5. Manipulating the DOM

The Web experience is a partnership between web servers and web browsers. Traditionally, it has been the domain of the server to produce an HTML document that is ready for consumption by the browser. The techniques we have seen in this book have shifted this arrangement slightly by using CSS techniques to alter the appearance of that HTML document on the fly. To really flex our JavaScript muscles, though, we'll need to learn to alter the document itself.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Modifying the document using the interface provided by the Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Creating elements and text on a page
  • Moving or deleting elements
  • Transforming a document by adding, removing, or modifying attributes and properties ...

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