Jamie Hunter Jamie Hunter - 5 months ago 14x
jQuery Question

jquery function running without being called

My basic setup is this:

function overLink ( e ){
alert( e );
$(document).ready(function() {
$( "#id" ).mouseover( overLink( this ) );

However 'overLink' is being called on page load, not when '#id' is hovered. I read that this is because of () in my function declaration, but I can't remove this as I want to pass a selector to the function. Any ideas?



What you're doing, when you "pass" this to the function like you are doing is to actually call the function. Try this instead

$(document).ready(function() {
    $("#id").mouseover(function() {