declaring jQuery objects with the $foo pattern

Eli Cochran eli at media.berkeley.edu
Fri Aug 22 13:28:47 UTC 2008


That makes sense since we're so jQuery dependent. I was just surprised  
to learn that many jQuery developers do it the other way.

- Eli

On Aug 22, 2008, at 6:07 AM, Michelle D'Souza wrote:

> I've been using the assumption that everything is a jQuery unless  
> specified. So:
>
> var foo = $("div");
>
> var fooEl = foo[0];
>
> Michelle
>
> On 21-Aug-08, at 2:40 PM, Eli Cochran wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> There is a little discussion on the jQuery Google Group about using  
>> $ when declaring variables that contain a jQuery object.
>>
>> So:
>>
>> 	var $foo = $("div");
>>
>> instead of just:
>>
>> 	var foo = $("div");
>>
>> Any opinions.
>>
>> I have a case, in the scroller, were I have to refer to an element  
>> both as a jQuery object and a DOM object (because jQuery doesn't  
>> support the method that I need) and it would make the code perhaps  
>> clearer... at least to those who know the convention. Perhaps more  
>> confusing to those who don't.
>>
>> - Eli
>>
>> . . . . . . . . . . .  .  .   .    .      .         .              .                     .
>>
>> Eli Cochran
>> user interaction developer
>> ETS, UC Berkeley
>>
>>
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> ------------------------------------------------------
> Michelle D'Souza
> Software Developer, Fluid Project
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
> University of Toronto
>
>
>

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Eli Cochran
user interaction developer
ETS, UC Berkeley


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