Unobtrusively Mapping Microformats with jQuery

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  1. Matthew Pennell

    It’s worth noting, for the benefit of any confused beginner jQuery users, that Simon’s initial jQuery(function () { line is more usually written as $(document).ready(function () {. Everyone has their own preferred way of writing that DOMReady wrapper; personally I prefer the second way, as it more clearly indicates that the code will be executed when the document is ready.

  2. Marcos

    I have come to love the ‘context’ option in a jQuery selector, and usually prefer it in ‘.each’ functions:

    $(’.geo .latitude’,hcard).text();

    instead of

    hcard.find(’.geo .latitude’).text();

    Just a matter of taste.

    Great article, BTW. I love the microformats+jquery+gmaps combination, it gives warm fuzzies…

  3. Marc

    Great article, Simon. jQuery and Google Maps go together like bread and butter.

    @Matthew: $(document).ready(function() { is actually a little different than how Simon is wrapping his code. He uses jQuery(function($) { which not only runs the code when the document loads, but also hide the $ namespace from other libraries. So, it doesn’t run the code until the document is loaded AND avoids conflicts between other libraries.

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