jQuery 1.2 goodness

In: JavaScript

13 Sep 2007

jQuery 1.2 was released yesterday and while it’s unfortunate that it doesn’t work with some of the fantastic jQuery plugins I am already using, there’re some really cool new features. In particular (this is my favorite), built-in cross-domain script loading via the getScript is just too convenient.

This would be awesome for loading heavy scripts later and only when they are “activated”, like Google Maps (which was exactly what I was trying to do earlier before realizing I’d need to setup a reverse proxy to workaround the cross-domain problem).

Oh, and the easy way to turn off browser caching in AJAX calls is a nice convenience as well (no need to append random numbers or timestamps manually).

Yup, I’m in love with jQuery right now. Protoype and YUI have fallen by the wayside like Chinese first and second wives of yore.

Comments are closed.