declaring jQuery objects with the $foo pattern

Colin Clark colin.clark at
Fri Aug 22 13:50:25 UTC 2008

On 22-Aug-08, at 9:07 AM, Michelle D'Souza wrote:

> I've been using the assumption that everything is a jQuery unless  
> specified.

The new DOM binder API ensures that this the case. We've moved to a  
slightly more declarative model for getting elements in the document,  
deferring to the DOM binder to actually go and get things the right  
way, returning a jQuery instance.

The $ convention reminds me fondly of my days programming BASIC.


Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

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