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Method chaining instead of a function?
I'm unclear on why we can't use jQuery method chaining to hide the overlay at the end of this video like this:
instead of creating an anonymous function. Any explanation would really help solidify what we're learning for me, thanks!
Milo WinninghamTreehouse Staff
In the jQuery documentation for
click, you'll see that the
click method with no arguments will trigger a click event rather than attach an event handler.
When attaching an event handler, you specify what should happen after the element is clicked by providing a function that says how to hide the element. In your example, you're calling the
hide method on whatever is returned by the
click method, which will cause the element to be hidden immediately.
Excellent, thank you for helping clarify!