MooTools and JQuery
There are two methods of getting DOM elements (1) by id and (2) by css selector.
JQuery grabs everything by css selector:
$('#my_id') // grabs a single element
$('.all_of_this_class') // grabs a collection
MooTools does it too, but it's easier to read:
$('my_id') // grabs a single element (by id)
$$('.all_of_this_class') // grabs a collection
One other note is that in MooTools...
$$('#my_id') // works, and grabs one element
// but still returns a group
// so therefore
// is the same as
Read a MooTools book review about a book that further demonstrates MooTools DOM selection techniques.
Last Updated: 2011-10-29 14:56:22