[thelist] Javascript Class Selector

Bob Blackman bob at kaboomconsulting.com
Sun Jan 14 10:49:11 CST 2007

Thanks Volkan,

I appreciate the response.  I'll give it a try and also check out your
references.  I'm a relative newbie in javascript and always open to
learn from others so that someday (soon I hope) I can contribute back to
the community.

Best Wishes,

Jacksonville, Florida

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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of VOLKAN ÖZÇELÝK
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007 11:35 AM
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Subject: Re: [thelist] Javascript Class Selector

Hi Bob,

It's a common need among DOM developers.

s at rdalya [1] has DOMManager.getElementsByClassName [2] specially crafted

    var children=null,



        if(children[i].className.match(new RegExp("(^|\\s)"+

    return result;

it's not rocket science and most of the libraries out there (prototype,
etc) has the same functionality built in.

But what you need is simply get an element by class name the function
above will be okay. No need to use a rocket launcher to kill a fly on
the wall ;)

By the way I've removed commercial pricing limitations from s at rdalya.
[3] (many thanks to those who have purchased it a priori. And many
thanks to google ads :) )

For those who are interested I'll replace the current license with a
fairly generous LGPL and continue my development of the API at
sourceforge.net(should they accept my registratin)

I think you understand that it's a hard decision / transition period for
me, because there are users of s at rdalya who have purchase a commercial
license and been using the framework actively on their applications. I
have nothing but a big thank you to offer to them (and I believe most of
them will want a refund rather than a full-hearted "thank you" message).

Anyway, I've made up my decision and will move along my way no matter

[1] http://www.sarmal.com/sardalya
[2] http://sardalya.pbwiki.com/DOMManager
[3] http://www.sarmal.com/sardalya/Commercial.aspx

Volkan Ozcelik
+>Yep! I'm blogging! : http://www.volkanozcelik.com/cre8/blog/
+> Going solo in Turkish: http://www.volkanozcelik.com/donkisot/
+> My projects/studies/trials/errors : http://www.sarmal.com/  Sardalya 
+>JavaScript Library: http://www.sarmal.com/sardalya/

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