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Partial Page Refresh

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Refresh certain elements of a page using jQuery after a set amount of time, can be used with any element with an ID. I amended the example given with the URL to only refresh once and not intermittently. Works in all browsers.

$('#button1').click(function() {

   var url = "" + Math.random(); //create random number

   setTimeout(function() {
    $("#elementName").load(url+" #elementName>*","");
   }, 1000); //wait one second to run function


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  1. Leon
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    nice stuff,

    Thanks guys.

  2. Boris Kourtoukov
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    I have a quick question about this one, since after you do this the DOM treats the refreshed elements as new elements. Since my JS is in separate files how would I reselect the elements in my other script?

    As a basic example lets say I have a lightbox script for the image links within the refreshed element. That script won’t fire after I refresh them. This is because it doesn’t have the ‘new’ elements selected.

    Is there a good way to reselect these for that lightbox script? Would restating the lightbox call within this function do the trick?

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