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Returns: jQueryjQuery jQuery( )

描述: 接受一个包含CSS选择器的字符串,用于匹配的元素。
  • version added: 1.0
  • jQuery( selector selector, Element | jQuery context )
  • selector 一个字符串,包含一个选择器表达式
    context 一个用于查找范围的 DOM 元素集、文档或 jQuery 对象,相当于选择器表达式的查找范围
  • version added: 1.0
  • jQuery( Element element )
  • element A DOM element to wrap in a jQuery object.
  • version added: 1.0
  • jQuery( Object object )
  • object A plain object to wrap in a jQuery object.
  • version added: 1.0
  • jQuery( Array elementArray )
  • elementArray An array containing a set of DOM elements to wrap in a jQuery object.
  • version added: 1.0
  • jQuery( Object jQuery object )
  • jQuery object An existing jQuery object to clone.
  • version added: 1.4
  • jQuery( )

In the first formulation listed above, jQuery() — which can also be written as $() — searches through the DOM for any elements that match the provided selector and creates a new jQuery object that references these elements:


Selector Context

By default, selectors perform their searches within the DOM starting at the document root. However, an alternate context can be given for the search by using the optional second parameter to the $() function. For example, to do a search within an event handler, the search can be restricted like so:

$('div.foo').click(function() {
  $('span', this).addClass('bar');

When the search for the span selector is restricted to the context of this, only spans within the clicked element will get the additional class.

Internally, selector context is implemented with the .find() method, so $('span', this) is equivalent to $(this).find('span').

Using DOM elements

The second and third formulations of this function create a jQuery object using one or more DOM elements that were already selected in some other way. A common use of this facility is to call jQuery methods on an element that has been passed to a callback function through the keyword this:

$('div.foo').click(function() {

This example causes elements to be hidden with a sliding animation when clicked. Because the handler receives the clicked item in the this keyword as a bare DOM element, the element must be passed to the $() function before applying jQuery methods to it.

XML data returned from an Ajax call can be passed to the $() function so individual elements of the XML structure can be retrieved using .find() and other DOM traversal methods.

$.post('url.xml', function(data) {
  var $child = $(data).find('child');

Cloning jQuery Objects

When a jQuery object is passed to the $() function, a clone of the object is created. This new jQuery object references the same DOM elements as the initial one.

Returning an Empty Set

As of jQuery 1.4, calling the jQuery() method with no arguments returns an empty jQuery set (with a .length property of 0). In previous versions of jQuery, this would return a set containing the document node.

Working With Plain Objects

At present, the only operations supported on plain JavaScript objects wrapped in jQuery are: .data(),.prop(),.bind(), .unbind(),.trigger() and .triggerHandler(). The use of .data() (or any method requiring .data()) on a plain object will result in a new property on the object called jQuery{randomNumber} (eg. jQuery123456789).

// define a plain object
var foo = {foo:'bar', hello:'world'};

// wrap this with jQuery
var $foo = $(foo);

// test accessing property values
var test1 = $foo.prop('foo'); // bar

// test setting property values
$foo.prop('foo', 'foobar');
var test2 = $foo.prop('foo'); // foobar

// test using .data() as summarized above
$foo.data('keyName', 'someValue');
console.log($foo); // will now contain a jQuery{randomNumber} property

// test binding an event name and triggering
$foo.bind('eventName', function (){
        console.log('eventName was called');

$foo.trigger('eventName'); // logs 'eventName was called'

Should .trigger('eventName') be used, it will search for an 'eventName' property on the object and attempt to execute it after any attached jQuery handlers are executed. It does not check whether the property is a function or not. To avoid this behavior, .triggerHandler('eventName') should be used instead.

$foo.triggerHandler('eventName'); // also logs 'eventName was called'



Find all p elements that are children of a div element and apply a border to them.
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <script src="../jquery.min.js"></script>
  <p>one</p> <div><p>two</p></div> <p>three</p>
  <script>$("div > p").css("border", "1px solid gray");</script>



Find all inputs of type radio within the first form in the document.
$("input:radio", document.forms[0]);


Find all div elements within an XML document from an Ajax response.
$("div", xml.responseXML);


Set the background color of the page to black.
$(document.body).css( "background", "black" );


Hide all the input elements within a form.

Returns: jQueryjQuery jQuery( String html, Object props )

Description: Creates DOM elements on the fly from the provided string of raw HTML.
  • version added: 1.0
  • jQuery( String html, document ownerDocument )
  • html A string of HTML to create on the fly. Note that this parses HTML, not XML.
    ownerDocument A document in which the new elements will be created
  • version added: 1.4
  • jQuery( String html, Object props )
  • html A string defining a single, standalone, HTML element (e.g. <div/> or <div></div>).
    props An map of attributes, events, and methods to call on the newly-created element.

Creating New Elements

If a string is passed as the parameter to $(), jQuery examines the string to see if it looks like HTML (i.e., it has <tag ... > somewhere within the string). If not, the string is interpreted as a selector expression, as explained above. But if the string appears to be an HTML snippet, jQuery attempts to create new DOM elements as described by the HTML. Then a jQuery object is created and returned that refers to these elements. You can perform any of the usual jQuery methods on this object:

$('<p id="test">My <em>new</em> text</p>').appendTo('body');

If the HTML is more complex than a single tag without attributes, as it is in the above example, the actual creation of the elements is handled by the browser's innerHTML mechanism. In most cases, jQuery creates a new <div> element and sets the innerHTML property of the element to the HTML snippet that was passed in. When the parameter has a single tag, such as $('<img />') or $('<a></a>'), jQuery creates the element using the native JavaScript createElement() function.

When passing in complex HTML, some browsers may not generate a DOM that exactly replicates the HTML source provided. As mentioned, we use the browser's .innerHTML property to parse the passed HTML and insert it into the current document. During this process, some browsers filter out certain elements such as <html>, <title>, or <head> elements. As a result, the elements inserted may not be representative of the original string passed.

Filtering isn't however just limited to these tags. For example, Internet Explorer prior to version 8 will also convert all href properties on links to absolute URLs, and Internet Explorer prior to version 9 will not correctly handle HTML5 elements without the addition of a separate compatibility layer.

To ensure cross-platform compatibility, the snippet must be well-formed. Tags that can contain other elements should be paired with a closing tag:

$('<a target="_blank" href="jquery.com.php"></a>');

Alternatively, jQuery allows XML-like tag syntax (with or without a space before the slash):


Tags that cannot contain elements may be quick-closed or not:

$('<img />');

When passing HTML to jQuery(), please also note that text nodes are not treated as DOM elements. With the exception of a few methods (such as .content()), they are generally otherwise ignored or removed. E.g:

var el = $('1<br/>2<br/>3'); // returns [<br>, "2", <br>] 
el  = $('1<br/>2<br/>3 >'); // returns [<br>, "2", <br>, "3 &gt;"]

This behaviour is expected.

As of jQuery 1.4, the second argument to jQuery() can accept a map consisting of a superset of the properties that can be passed to the .attr() method. Furthermore, any event type can be passed in, and the following jQuery methods can be called: val, css, html, text, data, width, height, or offset. The name "class" must be quoted in the map since it is a JavaScript reserved word, and "className" cannot be used since it is not the correct attribute name.

Note: Internet Explorer will not allow you to create an input or button element and change its type; you must specify the type using '<input type="checkbox" />' for example. A demonstration of this can be seen below:

Unsupported in IE:

$('<input />', {
    type: 'text',
    name: 'test'

Supported workaround:

$('<input type="text" />').attr({
    name: 'test'



Create a div element (and all of its contents) dynamically and append it to the body element. Internally, an element is created and its innerHTML property set to the given markup.


Create some DOM elements.
$("<div/>", {
  "class": "test",
  text: "Click me!",
  click: function(){

Returns: jQueryjQuery jQuery( Function callback )

Description: Binds a function to be executed when the DOM has finished loading.
  • version added: 1.0
  • jQuery( Function callback )
  • callback The function to execute when the DOM is ready.

This function behaves just like $(document).ready(), in that it should be used to wrap other $() operations on your page that depend on the DOM being ready. While this function is, technically, chainable, there really isn't much use for chaining against it.



Execute the function when the DOM is ready to be used.
   // Document is ready


Use both the shortcut for $(document).ready() and the argument to write failsafe jQuery code using the $ alias, without relying on the global alias.
jQuery(function($) {
    // Your code using failsafe $ alias here...