Autolycus Autolycus - 4 months ago 7
jQuery Question

Change a buttons id on click

I need to change the

id
attribute of a
div
on click.

<div class="xtra" id="id1"><a href="#"><span>Next</span></a></div>


How would I do that?

I've tried:

$j("#id1").attr('id', 'id2');


but that didn't work.

Answer

try this:

$j("#id1").live('click',function(){
      $(this).attr('id', 'id2'); //use this one
      this.id = 'id2'; //or this one <-- they both do the same thing
})

I am not sure why you would ever want to do this, that is how you would do it.

IDs are not meant to change, they are meant to be unique to a specific element.

Classes are usually used when changing css back and forth.

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