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Opened 16 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#1069 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Please extend val()

Reported by: daemach Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.1.3
Component: core Version: 1.1.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


At the moment, val() only works properly for single elements. It would be very useful if, when passing val() an array of elements created by using a selector like $('[@name=mycheckboxes]'), it could return an array of values for checkboxes and multi-selects. That is the only feature in the forms plugin I would use so I hate adding the overhead for just this function.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by flesler

Priority: majorminor

I think you can use the batch plugin by Brandon Aaron, it's very small (not like jQuery.form) and will solve this.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by sunsean

You can do that via the following:

 $('[name="mycheckboxes"]').map(function(){ return this.checked; });

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by dmethvin

Most likely, you are not looking for the value of the checkbox but the checked state? In that case you'd want either sunsean's solution or use something like $("[name=mycheckboxes]:checked") and process them.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by pfof

yes, i agree with this suggestion. val() is confusing, given that it returns arrays for single elements and single elements for an array of elements.

$('one, two').val() should return the values of both elements, based on the way almost every other function behaves.

if not that, how about vals() (plural) in the core?

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Several good and short solutions have been proposed here as alternatives that work with the existing jQuery versions.

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