jQuery Code Documentation Favelet

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My jQuery knowledge isn't quite to the level of my MooTools so I rely quite a bit on the jQuery documentation. When I look at articles with jQuery code in them, I'll periodically see functions I hadn't seen before and want to learn more about. What's annoying is bringing up a new tab and navigating to the docs. I've created a JavaScript favelet/bookmarklet that does that for me.

All you need to do is highlight the code, click the favelet, and the search is done for you!

The JavaScript

(function()%7Bvar%20d=document,w=window,ds=d.getSelection,ws=w.getSelection,ss=d.selection,e=encodeURIComponent;t=(ws)%3Fws():(ds)%3Fds():(ss)%3Fss.createRange().text:'';t=(t.toString().length)%3Ft:prompt('Please select the code or type the term you would like to research.','');if(t)%7Ba='http://api.jquery.com/?s=';u=a+e(t);f=function()%7Bx=w.open(u,'nfx','scrollbars=1,toolbar=0,resizable=1,status=1,width=600,height=600');if(!x)w.location.href=u;%7D;if(/Firefox/.test(navigator.userAgent))setTimeout(f,0);else%20f();%7D%7D)();

Don't worry about the mess of code...it works!

All you need to do is drag the favelet to your bookmarks/favorites toolbar and you can use it on any website! Check out the demo to test it out.

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Discussion

  1. Very simple yet smart & a great idea.

  2. a very nice use of a favelet. thanks for sharing.

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  4. Very cool, I feel the same way about MooTools.

  5. Thanks David for such an awesome bookmarklet !! keep up the good work

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