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jQuery Cannot Find DOM Element

Steve Dyke
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I do not understand why $('#msgProgress').val() returns undefined

Bear Bibeault
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Because spans don't have values.

Your title is way off -- jQuery is finding the element just fine. Then you are asking it to return something that does not exist. No surprise that you get undefined.


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Steve Dyke
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Because spans don't have values.

Your title is way off -- jQuery is finding the element just fine. Then you are asking it to return something that does not exist. No surprise that you get undefined.


The reason I was testing for value is because I have tried to attach a click event to the span id. I could not get it to fire so I just trying to use something to see if the dom recognized the id or not.

Anyway I cannot get the following to fire.

Bear Bibeault
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SSCCE
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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