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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Perform: Part 3

Lucian Dumitru
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Lucian Dumitru
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Why did Andrew used the variable var $image = $("<img>") when he appended $image to $overlay ?

Why did Andrew used the variable var $image = $("<img>") when he appended $image to $overlay and not var $image =$("<img") without the closing ">" if the .append() method adds the html code to the end of each element in the set of matched elements ?

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,645 Points

The tag must be complete to create a new element without error.

Using "<img" without the closing ">" would be an incomplete tag, and would not be a valid argument for creating a new element.