jQuery 1.2: jQuery.extend(“Awesome”)

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Attend jQueryCamp Boston!
We’re having a free one day conference this October and most of the jQuery team will be there. Come along, ask questions, and meet the people who build the library that you love!

This is a massive new release of jQuery that’s been a long time in the making – and it’s ready for your consumption!

We’ve put the full jQuery 1.2 release notes on a page of it’s own, since there’s so much to dig through. REMEMBER, features were removed in 1.2, so please be sure to read the notes on how to upgrade before doing so.

As always, there’s going to be bugs, so please submit them to the bug tracker and we’ll try to get them sorted out, right away. You can probably expect a minor bug fix release within the week to take care of any pressing issues.

jQuery 1.2 (Full Release Notes)


jQuery 1.2: (How To Upgrade)


New Features

  • Selectors
    •  :has(selector)
    •  :header
    •  :animated
    • XPath Selector Plugin
  • Attributes
    • .val() Overhaul
  • Traversing
    • .map()
    • .prevAll() / .nextAll()
    • .slice()
    • .hasClass()
    • .andSelf()
    • .contents()
  • Manipulation
    • .wrapInner() / .wrapAll()
    • .replaceWith() / .replaceAll()
    • Event Cloning
  • CSS
    • .offset()
    • .height() / .width() for document and window
  • Ajax
    • Partial .load()
    • Cross-Domain getScript
    • JSONP
    • .serialize() Overhaul
    • Disable Caching
  • Effects
    • .stop()
    • %/em Animations
    • Color Animations
    • Relative Animations
    • Queue Control
    •  :animated
    • step: Function
  • Events
    • Namespaced Events
    • .triggerHandler()
  • Internals
    • Documentation Move
    • Expando Management

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

This Sunday, September 16th, the brand new jQuery UI is coming to your town. Draggables, droppables, resizables, shadows, sliders, sortables, tabs, accordions, selectables, trees, and modals. All completely documented, demoed, themed, and 100% Free Open Source Software.

To whet your appetite, here’s quick peak at what you can look forward to:

Sexy jQuery UI

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83 thoughts on “jQuery 1.2: jQuery.extend(“Awesome”)

  1. in what timezone does Resig live?
    BTW: a friend told me that you get a new post faster if you hit the refresh button with your nose…

  2. I’m so ashamed I haven’t found a better use for my Sunday than queuing up for a javascript library!

    I’m giving up now and coming back tomorrow. Have fun western USA…

  3. John Resig on said:

    Hey guys – glad to see you’re all so excited! Look for a release later today – probably roughly 11-12pm GMT -5 (Boston time). You can watch SVN and the http://ui.jquery.com/ and see our progress. Also, look for a slight redesign tweak of the main web site. See you all this evening!

  4. For some reason, the UI demos on the jQuery website work very weird for me on Mac..

    Here’s a screenshot of the “Shadows” page on Mac Firefox (


    It does this for the Sortables page as well.

    Talking about Sortables, they don’t seem to work at all using Safari 2.0.4 and under Opera (9.23), it looks like the part of the screen is not redrawn or something… here’s a screenshot:

  5. Wow, you’ve got some great features. Scrolling down your list, I’ve already come up with several ways I could use your code. I will be implementing them on my next project!

  6. People Search Dude on said:

    I swear…I remember when I first heard about this in September…I’m still waiting…I feel like I’m waiting in line for Playstation 4