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Vic Mercier
Vic Mercier
3,276 Points

What is the difference between a descendant and a child.

I am mixed up in the jQuery introduction

1 Answer

Ezra Siton
Ezra Siton
12,644 Points

Look at the DOM like a family tree (what the difference in family between child and descendant?)

Code example:

  <div class="child-of-section    descendant-of-section">
      <p class="descendant-of-section">
      <p class="i-am-also-descendant-of-section">
   <p id="i-am-also-a-child-of-section   descendant-of-section">

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