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jQuery UI 1.10: The User Interface Library for jQuery by Dan Wellman, Alex Libby

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Chapter 5. The Dialog

Traditionally, the way to display a brief message or ask a visitor a question would've been to use one of JavaScript's native dialog boxes (such as alert or confirm), or to open a new web page with a predefined size, styled to look like a dialog box.

Unfortunately, as I'm sure you're aware, neither of these methods is particularly flexible to us as developers or particularly engaging for our visitors. For every problem they solve, several new problems are usually introduced.

The dialog widget lets us display a message, supplemental content (such as images or text) or even interactive content (such as forms). It's also easy to add buttons, such as a simple Ok and Cancel to the dialog, and define the callback functions for them ...

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