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Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,253 Points

In jQuery, what does Traversing mean?

Simple as that really. I've done a couple of stages in the jQuery Basics course but still none the wiser. At the basic level what are we getting at? :)

3 Answers

David Walker
David Walker
19,122 Points

Traversing refers to selecting a different element. Such as the parent, child or sibling element of the element you are currently working with. Make sure you have a good understanding of the Document Object Model.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

jQuery lets us "traverse" — or move through — the HTML elements that make up our page. First, we make an initial selection, and then move through the DOM relative to that selection. As we move through the DOM, we're altering our original selection; in some cases, we're replacing the original selection with the new selection, while in other cases, we're adding to or subtracting from the original selection.

from: http://jqfundamentals.com/chapter/traversing-manipulating