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JavaScript jQuery Basics Working with jQuery Collections jQuery-Specific Selectors

Collection of DOM elements vs Jquery objects?

I don't understand what the difference was here. She was talking about differences in what Javascript vs Jquery returned.

1 Answer

Clayton Perszyk
Clayton Perszyk
Treehouse Moderator 48,723 Points

The browser uses JavasScript DOM objects to render the webpage. jQuery objects are wrappers around one or more DOM elements, and allow access to the DOM elements in a more effective way.

this article expands upon the differences further: