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#2465 closed feature (invalid)

Opened March 06, 2008 05:23AM UTC

Closed March 10, 2008 01:39AM UTC

get dom element for added html

Reported by: jablko Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.2.4
Component: core Version: 1.2.3
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Thank you for jQuery, it's an ingenious library : )

I frequently use jQuery to add markup to a page:


However I now need to access the dom element which jQuery constructs (I'm building a YUI button by passing the dom element to the button constructor).

I wish there were a way to access the dom element which jQuery constructs. For now, I use:

var bar = jQuery.clean('<div>bar</div>');


var button = new YAHOO.widget.Button(bar);

  • however I guess clean is not a documented jQuery function, and so may disappear at any point?

So again, unless there's a better way to accomplish this, I whish jQuery exposed the function it uses to construct a dom element from an html string.

Also, I guess when ECMAScript for XML (E4X) is widely supported, I could use that, but until then, jQuery's clean function is the best I can think of...

Thanks again and best wishes, Jack

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Changed March 10, 2008 01:39AM UTC by scott.gonzal comment:1

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

$('<div>bar</div>') will return a jQuery object containing the element. There's no need to call clean directly.

var bar = $('<div>bar</div>');