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span without form?
Hi there, on this video, I would like to ask you a question; how come we need to say: $('form span').hide();
wouldn't it possible to just say: $('span')? since we want to add ALL spans into our coding here. Is it always necessary to add the "parent" of our specific element to get things done correctly? Thanks in advance.
jason phillips18,131 Points
Totally depends on the situation. In this instance yes you could, only because you want to hide all span tags. When you start building complicated layouts you will want to make sure your selectors are specific enough not to cause unwanted layout issues.