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Learning jQuery Third Edition by Karl Swedberg, Jonathan Chaffer

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Simple events

There are many other times, apart from the loading of the page, at which we might want to perform a task. Just as JavaScript allows us to intercept the page load event with <body onload=""> or window.onload, it provides similar hooks for user-initiated events such as mouse clicks (onclick), form fields being modified (onchange), and windows changing size (onresize). When assigned directly to elements in the DOM, these hooks have similar drawbacks to the ones we outlined for onload. Therefore, jQuery offers an improved way of handling these events as well.

A simple style switcher

To illustrate some event handling techniques, suppose we wish to have a single page rendered in several different styles based on user input. We will allow ...

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