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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#4072 closed enhancement (fixed)

Provide a selector/node restriction option as a second argument to .closest

Reported by: dantman Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.4
Component: core Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


A second argument to .closest to restrict how far the backwards traversing through the dom can go would be useful.

This would allow people to write something like: $(#foo').click(function(e) {

var elm = $(e.target).closest('li', this); ...


In a case like this document: <ul>


<ul id=foo>





If someone clicked directly on the ul#foo instead of the li (this is possible after the list has been styled) then the current .closest would falsely return the li which is a parent of the ul. Effectively using "this" as the restriction makes it so that tracing back through the dom never goes past the node we put the even on.

Ideally the restriction could be specified using a dom node, jQuery object, or selector (which would be matched as we walk along rather than traversing itself).

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by joern

Related (with attachment): #4945

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by john

Component: unfilledcore
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in SVN rev [6507]. Implemented support for .context-limited .closest() method.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by john

Ok, context-limited .closest() didn't work as intended. Implemented .closest(filter, DOMElement) instead. Landed in SVN rev [6520].

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