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

Tim Acker
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Tim Acker
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Why wouldn't you assign the caption text before showing the overlay?

Wouldn't it be better to add the caption text to the paragraph before showing the overlay like so...

$("#imageGallery a").click(function(event){
  event.preventDefault();
  var imageLocation = $(this).attr("href");
  $image.attr("src", imageLocation);
  var captionText = $(this).children("img").attr("alt");
  $caption.text(captionText);
  $overlay.show();


});

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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That's not a bad idea.

But in practice, both operations will happen so quickly that the user is not likely to see a difference.

Yet my inclination would be to do it just as you are suggesting.