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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Perform: Part 2

What selector is the variable $overlay? In other words, what kind of jQuery selector is $('div id="overlay"></div>')?

This selector is used in line 14 of the video as $overlay.show() which would read as $('div id="overlay"></div>').show, but what kind of selector is this?

1 Answer

Sergey Podgornyy
Sergey Podgornyy
20,660 Points

Michael, what it is???

$('div id="overlay"></div>')


jQuery uses CSS selectors to specify element. It must be:

var $overlay = $('#overlay');


var $overlay = $('div#overlay');
Hamza Hajji
Hamza Hajji
11,931 Points

The instructor used is in the video