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Pro jQuery 2.0, Second Edition by Adam Freeman

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CHAPTER 1

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Putting jQuery in Context

At its heart, jQuery does something that sounds dull: it lets you modify the contents of web pages by manipulating the model that the browser creates when it processes the HTML, a process known as DOM (Document Object Model) manipulation, which I describe in detail later. If you have picked up this book, then you have probably already done some DOM manipulation, using either another JavaScript library or the built-in web browser API (application programming interface), and now you want to do it in a better way.

jQuery goes beyond better. It makes DOM manipulation a pleasure and, on occasion, an actual joy. There ...

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