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Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#11508 closed enhancement (invalid)

$.fn.is() could be enhanced to check existence.

Reported by: andy@… Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: core Version: 1.7.2
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$.fn.is() could be modified slightly to check the existence of the selector parameter. If no parameters are present, it could return this.length > 0 as a nice short-hand.


var form = $('form');
$.post(form.attr('action'), form.serialize());

A common jQuery newb error is to check a jQuery object for truthiness; of course this fails because an empty jQuery object still exists. $.fn.is() though could could be a quick, easy, and valuable shortcut.

See a duck-punched version in action here: http://jsfiddle.net/bReG4/

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by sindresorhus

  • Component changed from unfiled to core
  • Priority changed from undecided to low
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

You can already do this with the .length property.

"if( !form.find(':input.dirty').length )"

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by Andy Edinborough <andy@…>

Yes, I know you can. :] I was only offering this as an explicit method that didn't rely on the implicit nature of truthiness.

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