Difference between jQuery attr() and prop()

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Starting from jQuery 1.6, they introduced the method prop(). According to the official document of jQuery, the reason they introduced this new method is due to inconsistent behavior when using attr() before jQuery 1.6.

Before jQuery 1.6, the attr() method sometimes took property values into account when retrieving some attributes, which could cause inconsistent behavior.

Someone may ask when we have to use attr() and when to use prop(), this is how the official document said.

To retrieve and change DOM properties such as the checked, selected, or disabled state of form elements, use the .prop() method.

That means they suggest us to use prop() when we are going to get the attributes when boolean result, like checked, disabled or selected.

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Notes (2) – Setup SSL Certificate for your site

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If you would like to setup SSL certificate for your website, here are some steps that may help. Before you start the setup process, you have to buy and get a SSL certificate first.

Some common certificate authorities like VeriSign, Comodo Group, GoDaddy, GlobalSign, etc, which have to be paid for a cert, and also StartSSL, which have both free and paid plans.
(For details, please visit their official websites)

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Sharing: Online SVG editor (in JavaScript)

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If you are searching for a free and simple SVG editor or viewer, the following may be a good choice, which I found on Google Code recently. (svg-edit)

It is open source, so you can download and use it for free. Besides, it has a demo here. So, you may use it as an online SVG editor.

svg-edit screenshot

Simple and easy-to-use UI

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Transition event in MIUI systems

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Recently fixed a bug related to the abnormal behaviour for transition event in MIUI systems. Let’s see the following code.

$("#mypage").one('webkitTransitionEnd', function() {
   // do something after transition event ends

This code works without any problems in most of the Android devices. But when I try this in the devices using MIUI, this code does not execute. After searching on Google and testing, I found that webkitTransitionEnd is not supported in MIUI devices, instead it uses transitionend event. So I changed the script to the following and it works.

$("#mypage").one('webkitTransitionEnd transitionend', function() {
   // do something after transition event ends

Notes (1) – Obtain URL information using JavaScript

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Do you have a practice to jot down some notes for what you have studied or learnt when you are doing your works? I am going to share my notes to you here, hope that they are useful to you as well.
Let’s start from a simple but common one – obtain URL information using JavaScript.

Suppose you are coding in this URL:
If you put the following JavaScript codes to your page

<script type="text/javascript">
    document.write("location.href: "+location.href+"<br/>");
    document.write("location.protocol: "+location.protocol+"<br/>");
    document.write("location.hostname: "+location.hostname+"<br/>");
    document.write("location.host: "+location.host+"<br/>");
    document.write("location.port: "+location.port+"<br/>");
    document.write("location.pathname: "+location.pathname+"<br/>");
    document.write("location.search: "+location.search+"<br/>");
    document.write("location.hash: "+location.hash+"<br/>");

Your page will show:
location.href: http://www.nethru.hk:8080/demo/helloworld.php?user=guest#debug
location.protocol: http
location.hostname: www.nethru.hk
location.host: www.nethru.hk:8080
location.port: 8080
location.pathname: /demo/helloworld.php
location.search: ?user=guest
location.hash: #debug

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