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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#1393 closed enhancement (fixed)

Assigning jQuery to an existing namespace

Reported by: Byron Owned by: john
Priority: major Milestone: 1.1.4
Component: core Version: 1.1.3
Keywords: namespace, 'this' Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


I've started using jquery in the development of a firefox extension.

generally when developing extensions i like to keep all my properties and functions etc in one global namespace, im not sure if this is the best approach but its worked pretty well in the past when it comes to avoiding namespace collisions.

example :

var myObject = {

config : {

debug : true


init : function () {..}


now after a bit of thought, i realised someone else might decide to use jquery in their extension or use the '$' namepace for something else.. then I thought "No Problem jQuery.noConflict() to the rescue!"

so off I went to try it out;

myObject.$ = jQuery.noConflict();

didnt work...

so then i tried some different combinations..

myObject.foo = jQuery.noConflict();

myObject.prototype.$ = jQuery.noConflict();

var jBuf = jQuery.noConflict(); myObject.$ = jBuf;

by now i was getting frustrated (as is probably evident in this post...) So is there any way to do it like this or will i have to use a seperate namespace for jquery?


Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by john

  • Owner set to john

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by john

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed in SVN rev [2819].

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by john

From Arrix:

  • There should be some way to unroll 'jQuery' from the global object.
  • new Function() should become eval('function(){...}') to catch jQuery in its scope
  • Expandos need a prefix so that they don't overlap

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by john

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by john

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

I committed the first two points in SVN rev [2833], but changing the last one would cause the API to break (since plugins rely on the $events expando). I think this is ok for now, but I'll try to think of a better solution.

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