Tom Tom - 1 year ago 52
Javascript Question

What is the difference direct descendent (>) vs. descendant in jQuery selectors?

What's the difference between these two jQuery statements? They seem to do the same thing by getting all the children div tags.

$("#mainblock div")




$("#mainblock > div")

Answer Source

$("#mainblock > div") = the childs only level

$("#mainblock div") = all the childs+ desendents.