8. Event Handling Under jQuery

In this chapter, we move on to event handling with jQuery. In other words, we look at the circumstances in which certain actions are triggers within the web page. This is certainly one of the most important areas of application of a framework such as jQuery because the reaction to events within a web page is not at all trivial with JavaScript instruments, perhaps contrary to what you would expect. And the alternative reaction with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) event handlers, which even people without any knowledge of JavaScript know from web pages, is supported rather well, apart from a few exceptions, but is less powerful and incomplete. Even worse, structure and functionality are mixed up in it, and that is ...

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