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CSS jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Perform: Part 4

Farid Lavizadeh
Farid Lavizadeh
12,006 Points

Why is 'captionText' not put as a jQuery representation?

Why is 'captionText' not put as a jQuery representation? In other words why doesn't it have a $ sign next to it?

2 Answers

28,736 Points

Caption text isn't a JQuery representation of an object, It's a simple string, no more. If you want to see it alive I setted up this little jsfiddle. Just open your console by pressing F12 and run the code. This will become obvious then.

the js fiddle here;

Sean T. Unwin
Sean T. Unwin
28,690 Points

captionText is a variable that's value the text of the clicked image's alt attribute. Therefore, it doesn't need to be a jQuery object.

I have answered another question from this lesson that may be a tangent of this question. Perhaps it may help make things a little more clear.