JavaScript libraries don’t start out as libraries. They start out as “helper” scripts. It’s possible, but impractical, to do DOM scripting without the support of a library. Little things will start to annoy you from day one. You’ll get tired of typing out document.getElementById, so you’ll write an alias. Then you’ll notice that Internet Explorer and Firefox have different event systems, so you’ll write a wrapper function for adding events. Then you’ll become irritated with a specific oversight of the language itself, so you’ll use JavaScript’s extensibility to write some code to correct it.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Node Reference Instance Method Cascade Style Sheet Complex Selector 
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