ChrisP ChrisP - 11 months ago 50
jQuery Question

How to get reference to jQuery selector for content just added via manipulation method?

If content is added to the DOM using, e.g.,


how does one get a reference the content just added w/o having to select the newly added content?

Assigning the return value from the append() method is the jQuery object.

var newContent=$("ul").append("<li>test</li>");

One could do

var newContent=$("ul li:last");

but is there a way to get it more directly?


Answer Source

Use .appendTo():

Insert every element in the set of matched elements to the end of the target...

The .append() and .appendTo() methods perform the same task. The major difference is in the syntax-specifically, in the placement of the content and target. With .append(), the selector expression preceding the method is the container into which the content is inserted. With .appendTo(), on the other hand, the content precedes the method, either as a selector expression or as markup created on the fly, and it is inserted into the target container...