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Working with Attributes

Setting Single Attribute

$("img").attr("src", "/images/banner.jpg");

Setting Single Attribute (with function)

$("div").attr("id", function (arr) {
    return "div-id" + arr;
})

Setting Multiple Attributes

$("img").attr({
       src: "/images/banner.jpg",
       title: "banner",
       alt: "banner"
});

Getting Attribute

var $source = $("img").attr("src");

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  1. LuK
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    Just getting into vars with jQuery and because of this I have a question to the last example…is it just your favourite way of naming a variable $source or do I have to do this like this to make it work?

    • It just appears to be a good way of writing variables that have to do with jQuery return values. I like to use it when setting a jQuery object to a variable — for example, var $elems = $(‘#mydivs’);

  2. This is what I need .

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