jQuery 3.7.1 Released: Reliable Table Row Dimensions

jQuery 3.7.1 has been released! This release fixes a regression from jQuery 3.6.0 that resulted in rounded dimensions for <tr /> elements in Chrome and Safari. Also, a (mostly) internal Sizzle method, jQuery.find.tokenize that was on the jQuery object was accidentally removed when we removed Sizzle in jQuery 3.7.0. That method has been restored.

As usual, the release is available on our cdn and the npm package manager. Other third party CDNs will probably have it soon as well, but remember that we don’t control their release schedules and they will need some time. Here are the highlights for jQuery 3.7.1.

Support Test for Table Rows

jQuery 3.6.0 introduced a change to a support test to account for a sudden failure from Firefox, which started including table borders in computed dimensions for <tr /> elements. That may be actually be correct, but Firefox is the only browser doing it. However, that new support test didn’t account for pages with * { box-sizing: border-box; } in CSS. And so, the support test failed on those pages in all browsers. The result was a fallback to use outerWidth and outerHeight, which unfortunately doesn’t return fractional values. The support test has now been fixed and previous behavior has been restored for Chrome and Safari, but Firefox and IE will continue to return integers.

Re-exposing Methods from Sizzle

jQuery has inlined most of the code from Sizzle in jQuery 3.7.0 in preparation for larger changes coming to the jQuery selector engine in the future. For the most part, there were no functional changes, but we did accidentally privatize a method that used to be public. While jQuery.find.tokenize was not documented, some code relied on it being available. That method has now been restored.

Upgrading

We do not expect compatibility issues when upgrading from a jQuery 3.0+ version. To upgrade, have a look at the new 3.5 Upgrade Guide. If you haven’t yet upgraded to jQuery 3+, first have a look at the 3.0 Upgrade Guide.

The jQuery Migrate plugin will help you to identify compatibility issues in your code. Please try out this new release and let us know about any issues you experienced.

If you can’t yet upgrade to 3.5+, Daniel Ruf has kindly provided patches for previous jQuery versions.

Download

You can get the files from the jQuery CDN, or link to them directly:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.7.1.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.7.1.min.js

You can also get this release from npm:

npm install jquery@3.7.1

Slim build

Sometimes you don’t need ajax, or you prefer to use one of the many standalone libraries that focus on ajax requests. And often it is simpler to use a combination of CSS and class manipulation for web animations. Along with the regular version of jQuery that includes the ajax and effects modules, we’ve released a “slim” version that excludes these modules. The size of jQuery is very rarely a load performance concern these days, but the slim build is about 6k gzipped bytes smaller than the regular version. These files are also available in the npm package and on the CDN:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.7.1.slim.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.7.1.slim.min.js

These updates are already available as the current versions on npm and Bower. Information on all the ways to get jQuery is available at https://jquery.com/download/. Public CDNs receive their copies today, please give them a few days to post the files. If you’re anxious to get a quick start, use the files on our CDN until they have a chance to update.

Thanks

Thank you to all of you who participated in this release by submitting patches, reporting bugs, or testing, including Gabriela Gutierrez, Michal Golebiowski-Owczarek, Timo Tijhof, Dimitri Papadopoulos Orfanos and the whole jQuery team.

We’re on Mastodon!

jQuery now has its very own Mastodon account. We will be cross posting to both Twitter and Mastodon from now on. Also, you may be interested in following some of our team members that have Mastodon accounts.

jQuery: https://social.lfx.dev/@jquery

mgol: https://hachyderm.io/@mgol

timmywil: https://hachyderm.io/@timmywil

Changelog

Full changelog: 3.7.1

Build

  • Generate the slim build on `grunt` & run `compare_size` on it (763ade6d)
  • Make sure `*.cjs` & `*.mjs` files use UNIX line endings as well (3c18c1f3)
  • switch preferred email for timmywil (72ae577c)
  • Build: Bump actions/checkout from 3.5.2 to 3.5.3 (a370d7df)
  • Reference GitHub Actions by commit SHAs (#5266, 0ea85dad)
  • Test on Node.js 20, stop testing on Node.js 14 & 19 (b473729d)
  • Updating the 3.x-stable version to 3.7.1-pre. (64460dac)

Core

  • Fix regression in jQuery.text() on HTMLDocument objects (#5264, 44c56f87)

CSS

  • Make the reliableTrDimensions support test work with Bootstrap CSS (3.x version) (#5270, a288838c)

Deprecated

  • Define `.hover()` using non-deprecated methods (7287894f)

Docs

  • Fix typos found by codespell (4a29888c)
  • remove stale gitter badge from readme (141518e9)
  • Remove the “Grunt build” section from the PR template (992a6653)

Release

Selector

  • Only attach the unload handler in IE & Edge Legacy (#5281, 87467a6f)
  • Re-expose jQuery.find.tokenize (3.x version) (#5259, 13a870b6)

Tests

  • Disable the “:lang respects escaped backslashes” test (#5271, 5aa7d93a)
  • Skip a new `.text()` test in IE 9 (b84146ce)

Source: jQuery

jQuery 3.7.0 Released: Staying in Order

jQuery 3.7.0 is now available! This release has it all: bug fixes, a new method, and a performance improvement! We even dropped our longtime selector engine: Sizzle. Or, I should say, we moved it into jQuery. jQuery no longer depends on Sizzle as a separate project, but has instead dropped its code directly into jQuery core. This helps us prepare for the major changes coming to selection in future jQuery versions. That doesn’t mean much right now, but jQuery did drop a few bytes because Sizzle supports even older browsers than jQuery. As an aside, we do plan on archiving Sizzle, but we’ll have more details on that in a future blog post.

As usual, the release is available on our cdn and the npm package manager. Other third party CDNs will probably have it soon as well, but remember that we don’t control their release schedules and they will need some time. Here are the highlights for jQuery 3.7.0.

New method: .uniqueSort()

Some APIs, like .prevAll(), return elements in reverse order, which can result in some confusing behavior when used with wrapping methods. For example,

$elem.prevAll().wrapAll("<p/>")

The above would wrap all of the elements as expected, but it would write those elements to the DOM in reverse order. To solve this in a way that prevented breaking existing code, we’ve documented that .prevAll() and similar methods return reverse-order collections, which is still desirable in many cases. But we’ve also added a new method to make things easier: a chainable .uniqueSort(), which does the equivalent of the existing but static jQuery.uniqueSort().

So, our previous example would become:

$elem.prevAll().uniqueSort().wrapAll("<p/>")

and the element order in the DOM would remain the same.

Added some unitless CSS properties

jQuery 3.7.0 adds support for more CSS properties that should not automatically have “px” added to them when they are set without units. For instance, .css('aspect-ratio', 5) would result in the CSS aspect-ratio: 5px;. All in all, we added seven more properties, and we got a little help with our list from React. Thanks, React!

It’s worth noting that jQuery 4.0 will change the way we handle unitless CSS properties. Rather than relying on a list of CSS properties to avoid adding "px", we’ll instead have an list of properties to which we definitely want to add "px" when there are no units passed. That should be more future-proof.

Performance improvement in manipulation

jQuery 3.7.0 comes with a measurable performance improvement for some use cases when using manipulation methods like .append(). When we removed a support test for a browser we no longer support, it meant that checks against document changes no longer needed to run at all. Essentially, that resulted in a speedup anywhere between 0% and 100%. The most significant speedup will be for some rare cases where users frequently switch contexts between different documents, perhaps by running manipulations across multiple iframes.

Negative margins in outerHeight(true)

Back in jQuery 3.3.0, we fixed an issue to include scroll gutters in the calculations for .innerWidth() and .innerHeight(). However, that fix didn’t take negative margins into account, which meant that .outerWidth(true) and .outerHeight(true) no longer respected negative margins. We’ve fixed that in 3.7.0 by separating the margin calculations from the scroll gutter adjustments.

Using different native focus events in IE

Focus and blur events are probably the most complicated events jQuery has to deal with across browsers. jQuery 3.4.0 introduced some minor regressions when it fixed an issue with the data passed through focus events. We were finally able to close all of those tickets in jQuery 3.7.0!

But, we need to point out a possible breaking change in IE. In all versions of IE, focus & blur events are fired asynchronously. In all other browsers, those events are fired synchronously. The asynchronous behavior in IE caused issues. The fix was to change which events we used natively. Fortunately, focusin & focusout are run synchronously in IE, and so we now simulate focus via focusin and blur via focusout in IE. That one change allowed us to rely on synchronous focus events in IE, which solved a lot of issues (see the changelog for the full list).

If you’re curious, support for IE will be dropped in jQuery 5.0 and many of those changes are already in a PR.

Upgrading

We do not expect compatibility issues when upgrading from a jQuery 3.0+ version. To upgrade, have a look at the new 3.5 Upgrade Guide. If you haven’t yet upgraded to jQuery 3+, first have a look at the 3.0 Upgrade Guide.

The jQuery Migrate plugin will help you to identify compatibility issues in your code. Please try out this new release and let us know about any issues you experienced.

If you can’t yet upgrade to 3.5+, Daniel Ruf has kindly provided patches for previous jQuery versions.

Download

You can get the files from the jQuery CDN, or link to them directly:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.7.0.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.7.0.min.js

You can also get this release from npm:

npm install jquery@3.7.0

Slim build

Sometimes you don’t need ajax, or you prefer to use one of the many standalone libraries that focus on ajax requests. And often it is simpler to use a combination of CSS and class manipulation for web animations. Along with the regular version of jQuery that includes the ajax and effects modules, we’ve released a “slim” version that excludes these modules. The size of jQuery is very rarely a load performance concern these days, but the slim build is about 6k gzipped bytes smaller than the regular version. These files are also available in the npm package and on the CDN:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.7.0.slim.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.7.0.slim.min.js

These updates are already available as the current versions on npm and Bower. Information on all the ways to get jQuery is available at https://jquery.com/download/. Public CDNs receive their copies today, please give them a few days to post the files. If you’re anxious to get a quick start, use the files on our CDN until they have a chance to update.

Thanks

Thank you to all of you who participated in this release by submitting patches, reporting bugs, or testing, including fecore1, Michal Golebiowski-Owczarek and the whole jQuery team.

We’re on Mastodon!

jQuery now has its very own Mastodon account. We will be cross posting to both Twitter and Mastodon from now on. Also, you may be interested in following some of our team members that have Mastodon accounts.

jQuery: https://social.lfx.dev/@jquery

mgol: https://hachyderm.io/@mgol

timmywil: https://hachyderm.io/@timmywil

Changelog

Full changelog: 3.7.0

Build

  • Only install Playwright dependencies when needed (212b6a4f)
  • Bump actions/setup-node from 3.5.1 to 3.6.0 (582785e0)
  • Run GitHub Action browser tests on Playwright WebKit (da7057e9)
  • Migrate middleware-mockserver to modern JS (6b2abbdc)
  • remove stale Insight package from custom builds (37b04d5a)

CSS

  • Make `offsetHeight( true )`, etc. include negative margins (#3982, 7bb48a02)
  • Add missing jQuery.cssNumber entries (#5179, 3eed2820)

Deferred

  • Rename `getStackHook` to `getErrorHook` (3.x version) (#5201, cca71186)

Docs

  • Remove stale badge from README (e062f9cb)
  • update irc to Libera and fix LAMP dead link (e0c670e6)

Event

  • Simplify the check for saved data in leverageNative (9ab26aa5)
  • Make trigger(focus/blur/click) work with native handlers (#5015, 754108fb)
  • Simulate focus/blur in IE via focusin/focusout (3.x version) (#4856, #4859, #4950, 59f7b55b)

Release

  • add support for md5 sums in windows (3b7bf199)

Selector

  • Remove an obsolete comment (14685b31)
  • Wrap activeElement access in try-catch (3936cf3e)
  • Stop relying on CSS.supports( “selector(…)” ) (#5194, 63c3af48)
  • Rename rcombinators to rleadingCombinator (ac1c59a3)
  • Make selector lists work with `qSA` again (#5177, 848de625)
  • Implement the `uniqueSort` chainable method (#5166, 0acbe643)
  • Inline Sizzle into the selector module: 3.x version (#5113) (6306ca49)

Tests

  • Indicate Chrome 112 & Safari 16.4 pass the cssHas support test (3.x version) (1a4d87af)
  • Fix tests added in gh-5233 (759232e5)
  • Add tests for arary data in ajax (4837a95b)
  • Skip jQuery.Deferred.exceptionHook tests in IE 9 (98dd622a)
  • Test AJAX deprecated event aliases properly (18139213)
  • Fix selector tests in Chrome (732592c2)
  • Skip the native :valid tests in IE 9 (6b2094da)

Source: jQuery

jQuery 3.6.4 Released: Selector Forgiveness

If you’ve been following along with recent jQuery releases, we have been working on how to address the recent addition of some new selectors in browsers, especially :has. jQuery 3.6.3 settled on the strategy of using native CSS.supports to determined whether a selector should be passed directly to querySelectorAll or instead go through jQuery’s selector engine, as might be the case when using jQuery selector extensions, complex :not(), or other selectors that are valid in jQuery but not in the browser. That all technically worked fine, but came with a downside. Fortunately for us, the fix is no longer necessary and we can go back to the old way. More on that below.

As usual, the release is available on our cdn and the npm package manager. Other third party CDNs will probably have it soon as well, but remember that we don’t control their release schedules and they will need some time. Here are the highlights for jQuery 3.6.4.

The Difference Between What Is Right and What Is Allowed

Whenever you use a selector in CSS, or JS, there is more than one spec involved. There’s a spec to determine whether a selector is valid (i.e. Selectors) and there’s a spec to guide implementers in how a selector should be parsed (i.e. the parser algorithm for consuming a simple block). The parser implementation is more forgiving than the selector spec itself, to allow for things like attribute selectors missing the last ] character.

When we addressed an issue with some selectors that were being added to modern browsers—specifically :has—we started making use of another API available in most of our supported browsers—CSS.supports—to determine whether a selector could safely be passed to native querySelectorAll or whether it needed to go through jQuery’s selector engine. Selectors may need to bypass qSA for multiple reasons. It may be a jQuery-only selector extension (:contains), a standard selector that jQuery supports in a more robust way (:not(complex)), or a selector we know to be buggy sometimes (:enabled or :disabled). Whatever the reason, the introduction of “forgiving parsing” in selectors like :has made our previous way of determining that an issue because the browser would no longer throw errors for some truly invalid selectors. For instance, :has(:contains) no longer threw an error when passed to querySelectorAll. Neither did :has(:monkey) for that matter. CSS.supports seemed to be the answer.

And yet, every solution can have a trade-off. The problem now was that selectors that were technically invalid according to the Selectors spec were throwing errors. But these same selectors used to work fine because the parsers were more, for lack of a better term, forgiving. Essentially, CSS.supports is not as forgiving as the parser.

Meanwhile, in our discussions with spec writers and vendors, it was agreed that we needed to prevent issues similar to the one with :has from happening again in the future. What does that mean? It means we can go back to the old way . . . mostly. While the spec has been updated, browsers will need some time to update their implementations. And because of that, we still recommend upgrading jQuery to the latest version.

Upgrading

We do not expect compatibility issues when upgrading from a jQuery 3.0+ version. To upgrade, have a look at the new 3.5 Upgrade Guide. If you haven’t yet upgraded to jQuery 3+, first have a look at the 3.0 Upgrade Guide.

The jQuery Migrate plugin will help you to identify compatibility issues in your code. Please try out this new release and let us know about any issues you experienced.

If you can’t yet upgrade to 3.5+, Daniel Ruf has kindly provided patches for previous jQuery versions.

Download

You can get the files from the jQuery CDN, or link to them directly:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.4.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.4.min.js

You can also get this release from npm:

npm install jquery@3.6.4

Slim build

Sometimes you don’t need ajax, or you prefer to use one of the many standalone libraries that focus on ajax requests. And often it is simpler to use a combination of CSS and class manipulation for web animations. Along with the regular version of jQuery that includes the ajax and effects modules, we’ve released a “slim” version that excludes these modules. The size of jQuery is very rarely a load performance concern these days, but the slim build is about 6k gzipped bytes smaller than the regular version. These files are also available in the npm package and on the CDN:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.4.slim.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.4.slim.min.js

These updates are already available as the current versions on npm and Bower. Information on all the ways to get jQuery is available at https://jquery.com/download/. Public CDNs receive their copies today, please give them a few days to post the files. If you’re anxious to get a quick start, use the files on our CDN until they have a chance to update.

Thanks

Thank you to all of you who participated in this release by submitting patches, reporting bugs, or testing, including Michal Golebiowski-Owczarek and the whole jQuery team.

We’re on Mastodon!

jQuery now has its very own Mastodon account. We will be cross posting to both Twitter and Mastodon from now on. Also, you may be interested in following some of our team members that have Mastodon accounts.

jQuery: https://social.lfx.dev/@jquery

mgol: https://hachyderm.io/@mgol

timmywil: https://hachyderm.io/@timmywil

Changelog

Full changelog: 3.6.4

Build

  • Update Sizzle from 2.3.9 to 2.3.10 (#5194, dbe09e39)
  • Updating the 3.6-stable version to 3.6.4-pre. (a0d68b84)

Source: jQuery

jQuery 3.6.3 Released: A Quick Selector Fix

Last week, we released jQuery 3.6.2. There were several changes in that release, but the most important one addressed an issue with some new selectors introduced in most browsers, like :has(). We wanted to release jQuery 3.6.3 quickly because an issue was reported that revealed a problem with our original fix. More details on that below.

As usual, the release is available on our cdn and the npm package manager. Other third party CDNs will probably have it soon as well, but remember that we don’t control their release schedules and they will need some time. Here are the highlights for jQuery 3.6.3.

Using CSS.supports the right way

After the issue with :has that was fixed in jQuery 3.6.2, we started using CSS.supports( "selector(SELECTOR)") to determine whether a selector would be valid if passed directly to querySelectorAll. When CSS.supports returned false, jQuery would then fall back to its own selector engine (Sizzle). Apparently, our implementation had a bug. In CSS.supports( "selector(SELECTOR)"), SELECTOR needed to be a <complex-selector> and not a <complex-selector-list>. For example:

CSS.supports("selector(div)"); // true
CSS.supports("selector(div, span)"); // false

This meant that all complex selector lists were passed through Sizzle instead of querySelectorAll. That’s not necessarily a problem in most cases, but it does mean that some level 4 selectors that were supported in browsers but not in Sizzle, like :valid, no longer worked if it was part of a selector list (e.g. "input:valid, div"). It should be noted this currently only affects Firefox, but it will be true in all browsers as they roll out changes to CSS.supports.

This has now been fixed in jQuery 3.6.3 and it is the only functional change in this release.

Upgrading

We do not expect compatibility issues when upgrading from a jQuery 3.0+ version. To upgrade, have a look at the new 3.5 Upgrade Guide. If you haven’t yet upgraded to jQuery 3+, first have a look at the 3.0 Upgrade Guide.

The jQuery Migrate plugin will help you to identify compatibility issues in your code. Please try out this new release and let us know about any issues you experienced.

If you can’t yet upgrade to 3.5+, Daniel Ruf has kindly provided patches for previous jQuery versions.

Download

You can get the files from the jQuery CDN, or link to them directly:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.3.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.3.min.js

You can also get this release from npm:

npm install jquery@3.6.3

Slim build

Sometimes you don’t need ajax, or you prefer to use one of the many standalone libraries that focus on ajax requests. And often it is simpler to use a combination of CSS and class manipulation for web animations. Along with the regular version of jQuery that includes the ajax and effects modules, we’ve released a “slim” version that excludes these modules. The size of jQuery is very rarely a load performance concern these days, but the slim build is about 6k gzipped bytes smaller than the regular version. These files are also available in the npm package and on the CDN:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.3.slim.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.3.slim.min.js

These updates are already available as the current versions on npm and Bower. Information on all the ways to get jQuery is available at https://jquery.com/download/. Public CDNs receive their copies today, please give them a few days to post the files. If you’re anxious to get a quick start, use the files on our CDN until they have a chance to update.

Thanks

Thank you to all of you who participated in this release by submitting patches, reporting bugs, or testing, including Michal Golebiowski-Owczarek and the whole jQuery team.

Changelog

Full changelog: 3.6.3

Build

  • remove stale Insight package from custom builds (81d5bd17)
  • Updating the 3.x-stable version to 3.6.3-pre. (2c5b47c4)

Selector

Source: jQuery

jQuery 3.6.2 Released!

You probably weren’t expecting another release so soon, but jQuery 3.6.2 has arrived! The main impetus for this release was the introduction of some new selectors in Chrome. More on that below.

As usual, the release is available on our cdn and the npm package manager. Other third party CDNs will probably have it soon as well, but remember that we don’t control their release schedules and they will need some time. Here are the highlights for jQuery 3.6.2.

undefined and whitespace-only CSS variables

jQuery 3.6.1 introduced a minor regression where attempting to retrieve a value for a custom CSS property that didn’t exist (i.e. $elem.css("--custom")) threw an error instead of returning undefined. This has been fixed in 3.6.2. Related to that, we also made sure that whitespace-only values return the same thing across all browsers. The spec requires that CSS variable values be trimmed, but browsers are inconsistent in their trimming. We now return undefined for whitespace-only values to make it consistent with older jQuery and across the different browsers.

.contains() with <template>

An issue was recently reported that showed that a <template>‘s document had its documentElement property set to null, in compliance with the spec. While it made sense semantically for a template to not yet be tied to a document, it made for an unusual case, specifically in jQuery.contains() and any methods relying on it. That included manipulation and selector methods. Fortunately, the fix was simple.

It wasn’t Ralph that broke the internet

The internet experienced a bit of a rumble when Chrome recently introduced some new selectors, the most pertinent of which being :has(). It was a welcome addition, and one celebrated by the jQuery team, but a change to the spec meant that :has() used what’s called “forgiving parsing”. Essentially, even if the arguments for :has() were invalid, the browser returned no results instead of throwing an error. That was problematic in cases where :has() contained another jQuery selector extension (e.g. :has(:contains("Item"))) or contained itself (:has(div:has(a))). Sizzle relied on errors like that to know when to trust native querySelectorAll and when to run the selector through Sizzle. Selectors that used to work were broken in all jQuery versions dating back to the earliest jQuery versions.

And yet, this little drama didn’t last long. The Chrome team quickly implemented a workaround to fix previous jQuery versions in the vast majority of cases. Safari handled their implementation of :has() a little differently and didn’t have the same problem. But, there’s still an important issue open to determine how to address this in the CSS spec itself. The CSSWG has since resolved the issue.

jQuery has taken steps to ensure that any forgiving parsing doesn’t break future jQuery versions, even if previous jQuery versions would still be affected.

Upgrading

We do not expect compatibility issues when upgrading from a jQuery 3.0+ version. To upgrade, have a look at the new 3.5 Upgrade Guide. If you haven’t yet upgraded to jQuery 3+, first have a look at the 3.0 Upgrade Guide.

The jQuery Migrate plugin will help you to identify compatibility issues in your code. Please try out this new release and let us know about any issues you experienced.

If you can’t yet upgrade to 3.5+, Daniel Ruf has kindly provided patches for previous jQuery versions.

Download

You can get the files from the jQuery CDN, or link to them directly:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.2.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.2.min.js

You can also get this release from npm:

npm install jquery@3.6.2

Slim build

Sometimes you don’t need ajax, or you prefer to use one of the many standalone libraries that focus on ajax requests. And often it is simpler to use a combination of CSS and class manipulation for web animations. Along with the regular version of jQuery that includes the ajax and effects modules, we’ve released a “slim” version that excludes these modules. The size of jQuery is very rarely a load performance concern these days, but the slim build is about 6k gzipped bytes smaller than the regular version. These files are also available in the npm package and on the CDN:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.2.slim.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.2.slim.min.js

These updates are already available as the current versions on npm and Bower. Information on all the ways to get jQuery is available at https://jquery.com/download/. Public CDNs receive their copies today, please give them a few days to post the files. If you’re anxious to get a quick start, use the files on our CDN until they have a chance to update.

Thanks

Thank you to all of you who participated in this release by submitting patches, reporting bugs, or testing, including sashashura, Anders Kaseorg, Michal Golebiowski-Owczarek, and the whole jQuery team.

Changelog

Full changelog: 3.6.2

CSS

  • Return undefined for whitespace-only CSS variable values (#5120) (8bea1dec)
  • Don’t trim whitespace of undefined custom property (#5105, c0db6d70)

Selector

Tests

  • Remove a workaround for a Firefox XML parsing issue (965391ab)
  • Make Ajax tests pass in iOS 9 (d051e0e3)

Source: jQuery

jQuery 3.6.1 Maintenance Release

jQuery 3.6.1 has been released! It’s been a while since our previous release. We were looking at fixing some elusive edge cases related to focus and blur, but we never quite got the fix right. If there’s any area of jQuery that’s hard to change, it’s likely related to focus somehow. We’re leaving those as-is for now and will address them in the future, especially since the changes may end up warranting a major version release. See gh-4856 and gh-4950 for more details.

That said, this release still comes with some important fixes, detailed below.

As usual, the release is available on our cdn and the npm package manager. Other third party CDNs will probably have it soon as well, but remember that we don’t control their release schedules and they will need some time. Here are the highlights for jQuery 3.6.1:

Infrastructure Improvements

We’ve done a lot of work in this release to update some of our testing and build infrastructure, including migrating CI from Travis CI to GitHub Actions, testing on Node 16 instead of Node 15, loading our testing listener over https, and adding more accurate testing for custom builds. We also removed some old links from comments in some files in the repo. These links were to URLs that have since been compromised. While these files were never distributed in a release, they still existed in the GitHub source and have been removed.

Not losing focus

There’s still one fix related to focus in this release. Our special event handling for focus remained attached even after jQuery focus handlers were removed, which broke any subsequent manual focus triggers. For example,

$elem
  .on("focus", function() {})
  .off("focus")
  .trigger("focus");

would not trigger focus.

Skipping falsey in addClass( array )

Without any size increase, we added support for skipping over any falsey values in an array passed to addClass or removeClass.

This makes code like:

elem.addClass( [ "a", "", "b" ] );

add both the a & b classes.

Aligning with the spec for custom CSS property values

A change to the CSS spec requires that custom properties be trimmed. Whitespace is now trimmed for custom CSS property values. Before, something like --prop: value ; would retain the leading and trailing spaces in the value, returning ” value “.

Appending scripts with HTML comments

An issue was discovered with our regex that strips HTML comments from scripts when they are appended, which ended up removing parts of the executable script in certain edge cases. Fortunately, our fix was to rely more on the browsers, but we still need to strip CDATA sections for IE in the 3.x branch. That will be removed in 4.0.

A performance boost for jQuery.trim

While jQuery.trim has already been removed on the main branch in favor of native String#trim in preparation for the next major release, it’s still needed on the 3.x branch for some browsers that branch supports, such as Android 4.0. There were certain edge cases that were incredibly slow due to the structure of our regex. That has since been changed and the speed-up is significant.

Upgrading

We do not expect compatibility issues when upgrading from a jQuery 3.0+ version. To upgrade, have a look at the new 3.5 Upgrade Guide. If you haven’t yet upgraded to jQuery 3+, first have a look at the 3.0 Upgrade Guide.

The jQuery Migrate plugin will help you to identify compatibility issues in your code. Please try out this new release and let us know about any issues you experienced.

If you can’t yet upgrade to 3.5+, Daniel Ruf has kindly provided patches for previous jQuery versions.

Download

You can get the files from the jQuery CDN, or link to them directly:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.1.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.1.min.js

You can also get this release from npm:

npm install jquery@3.6.1

Slim build

Sometimes you don’t need ajax, or you prefer to use one of the many standalone libraries that focus on ajax requests. And often it is simpler to use a combination of CSS and class manipulation for web animations. Along with the regular version of jQuery that includes the ajax and effects modules, we’ve released a “slim” version that excludes these modules. The size of jQuery is very rarely a load performance concern these days, but the slim build is about 6k gzipped bytes smaller than the regular version. These files are also available in the npm package and on the CDN:

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.1.slim.js

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.1.slim.min.js

These updates are already available as the current versions on npm and Bower. Information on all the ways to get jQuery is available at https://jquery.com/download/. Public CDNs receive their copies today, please give them a few days to post the files. If you’re anxious to get a quick start, use the files on our CDN until they have a chance to update.

Thanks

Thank you to all of you who participated in this release by submitting patches, reporting bugs, or testing, including fecore1, Richard Gibson, Simon Legner, Michal Golebiowski-Owczarek, Vladimir Sitnikov, Timo Tijhof, Christian Oliff, ygj6, and the whole jQuery team.

Changelog

Full changelog: 3.6.1

CSS

  • Skip falsy values in `addClass( array )`, compress code (#4998, 9b34bdb1)
  • Justify use of rtrim on CSS property values (a1373e2e)
  • Remove a redundant extension from rtrimCSS inclusion in curCSS (509eeb89)
  • Trim whitespace surrounding CSS Custom Properties values (#4926, 219ccf5c)

Deprecated

  • Improve $.trim performance for strings with lots of whitespace (69940100)

Docs

  • Update webpack website in README (410d5cf0)
  • add link to preview the new CLAs (b24e83bd)
  • Replace `#NUMBER` Trac issue references with `trac-NUMBER` (95e34b69)
  • remove expired links from old jquery source (c3c4d207)
  • Remove links to Web Archive from source (#4981, 4b0d8900)
  • Update the URL to the latest jQuery build in CONTRIBUTING.md (4bb7d069)
  • Remove the CLA checkbox in the pull request template (93406490)

Event

  • Don’t break focus triggering after `.on(focus).off(focus)` (#4867, b3e4a7eb)

Manipulation

Tests

  • Exclude tests based on compilation flags, not API presence (3.x version) (#5069, bc165128)
  • Workaround an XML parsing bug in Firefox (be3bd560)
  • lock colors version to 1.4.0 (fa70e8fd)
  • Skip ETag AJAX tests on TestSwarm (81fa1e2a)
  • Allow statusText to be “success” in AJAX tests (7439e221)
  • Disable CSS Custom Properties tests in old Safari/iOS (e9f77267)
  • Make Karma browser timeout larger than the QUnit one (a51eec74)
  • Don’t remove csp.log in the cspClean action of mock.php (ba81326f)
  • Load the TestSwarm listener via HTTPS (f6f07204)
  • Switch background image from online file to local 1×1.jpg (8d20cb97)
  • Strip untypical callback parameter characters from mock.php (b14b62c8)

Infrastructure

  • Update GitHub Actions (0f6c3d9e)
  • Add dependabot.yml config (GitHub Actions) (5a363017)
  • Test on Node 17, update Grunt & `karma-*` packages (9bc0df70)
  • Separate the install step from running tests in GitHub Actions (cb35067f)
  • remove travis.yml and travis mentions from core (#4984) (55669883)
  • Migrate CI to GitHub Actions (b39cfa15)
  • Test on Node.js 16 instead of 15 (f12cac60)
  • Take core-js from the external directory as well (752b8981)
  • Updating the 3.x-stable version to 3.6.1-pre. (3642471e)

Source: jQuery

jQuery UI 1.13.2 released

We’re happy to announce the second patch release to jQuery 1.13 is out. It includes a security fix for the Checkboxradio widget, a few localization updates for Datepicker and some fixes for issues submitted by the community. Built jQuery UI files are now included in the npm package; this was important to some CDNs that rely on it as the source of truth.

More details about the security issue fixed:

Please remember jQuery UI is in a maintenance state: we’ll make sure the library is compatible with new jQuery releases and that security issues are fixed but no new significant feature work is planned. We’ll also try to fix important regressions from jQuery UI 1.12.1; older long-standing bugs may not get fixed. Note that this does not affect jQuery Core which is still actively maintained.

Download

File Downloads

Git (contains source files, with @VERSION replaced with 1.13.2, base theme only)

Install via npm

  • npm install jquery-ui@1.13.2

Install via bower

  • bower install jquery/jquery-ui#1.13.2

jQuery CDN, powered by StackPath

Google Ajax Libraries API (CDN)

Microsoft Ajax CDN (CDN)

Custom Download Builder

Changelog

See the 1.13 Upgrade Guide for a list of changes that may affect you when upgrading from 1.12.x. For full details on what’s included in this release see the 1.13.2 Changelog.

Thanks

Thanks to all who helped with this release, specifically: Adam Lidén Hällgren, Christian Oliff, Denny Septian Panggabean, Felix Nagel, James Hinderks, Michał Gołębiowski-Owczarek.

Comments

Note: please report bugs to the jQuery UI Bug Tracker; support questions should be posted on Stack Overflow with the jquery-ui tag. Please don’t use comments to report bugs.

If you have feedback on us doing our release for jQuery UI 1.13.2, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you.

Source: jQuery UI

jQuery UI 1.13.1 released

We’re happy to announce the first patch release to jQuery 1.13 is out. It mostly consists of fixes for 1.13 regressions reported to us since the 1.13.0 release. Fixes involve the Widget, Autocomplete, Sortable & Tooltip modules.

Please remember jQuery UI is in a maintenance state: we’ll make sure the library is compatible with new jQuery releases and that security issues are fixed but no new significant feature work is planned. We’ll also try to fix important regressions from jQuery UI 1.12.1; older long-standing bugs may not get fixed. Note that this does not affect jQuery Core which is still actively maintained.

Download

File Downloads

Git (contains source files, with @VERSION replaced with 1.13.1, base theme only)

Install via bower

  • bower install jquery/jquery-ui#1.13.1

jQuery CDN, powered by StackPath

Google Ajax Libraries API (CDN)

Microsoft Ajax CDN (CDN)

Custom Download Builder

Changelog

See the 1.13 Upgrade Guide for a list of changes that may affect you when upgrading from 1.12.x. For full details on what’s included in this release see the 1.13.1 Changelog.

Thanks

Thanks to all who helped with this release, specifically: Ben Mullins, Felix Nagel, GitHub, Josep Sanz, Michał Gołębiowski-Owczarek.

Comments

Note: please report bugs to the jQuery UI Bug Tracker; support questions should be posted on Stack Overflow with the jquery-ui tag. Please don’t use comments to report bugs.

If you have feedback on us doing our release for jQuery UI 1.13.1, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you.

Source: jQuery UI

jQuery maintainers continue modernization initiative with deprecation of jQuery Mobile

By: Michal Golebiowski-Owczarek, Felix Nagel, and the jQuery team

Editor’s Note: the following blog post was originally published to the OpenJS Foundation Blog.

jQuery maintainers are continuing to modernize its overall project that still is one of the most widely deployed JavaScript libraries today. The team announced that the cross-platform jQuery Mobile project under its umbrella will be fully deprecated as of October 7, 2021. New technologies for mobile app development have evolved since this project was launched in 2010, so we’re encouraging developers to plan for this jQuery Mobile transition.

Please note that:

  • The Download Builder will remain available.
  • Mobile 1.4 is not compatible with the new jQuery Core.
  • Issues will be turned off. Please report critical security bugs via email to security@jquery.com. 

Celebrating jQuery Mobile’s History

jQuery Mobile was conceived and announced in 2010, three years after the launch of jQuery.  The project was exciting and ambitious. At announcement, jQuery Mobile promised compatibility across multiple platforms, browsers, and versions. Several mobile browser vendors, including Palm and Mozilla, signed on to sponsor the project: 


“The jQuery community has focused on making the Web as productive and fun as possible. When we heard the mission behind jQuery Mobile, we wanted to help. With webOS we have shown that the Web platform is fantastic for developers, so we are excited to help make jQuery Mobile as good as it can be.” -Dion Almaer – Palm

At the time, the mobile web was desperately in need of a framework capable of working across all browsers, allowing developers to build truly mobile web applications. jQuery had already changed the way developers were building on the web, making it easier (and faster) to create secure, compliant applications. 

With jQuery Mobile, the project’s goals were to bring the ease-of-use of jQuery to HTML-capable mobile device browsers and to make it easier for developers to build progressively enhanced web applications. Led by Todd Parker of Filament Group, a development studio known for their work on cross platform and accessibility-first applications, jQuery Mobile launched its alpha release in October 2010. 

Alpha features included several components, layouts and theming tools that simplified the process of building a mobile web application. Progressive enhancement and graceful degradation, which were hot (and tricky) topics in web development at the time, featured heavily: jQuery Mobile promised developers and users the best possible experience their platform could handle. Accessibility was another key feature, with Mobile promising a user experience that could be navigated by touch, keyboard, or screen reader via ARIA compatible components. Additional features such as simplicity, file size, and the ability to deploy jQuery Mobile applications through an app store drove further excitement. 

Over the next year, the jQuery Mobile team continued to add compatible platforms and browsers, new components and themes, and eventually a themeroller tool that allowed developers to configure and download themes without writing any CSS. 

The community response was overwhelming – by the time 1.0 was released in November 2011, jQuery Mobile had gathered over 125 contributors, dozens of articles, tutorials and demos, 8 published books, and a gallery of sites, plugins and extensions to welcome and introduce new developers to the project. 

jQuery Mobile continued to make monthly releases throughout 2012 and 2013, regularly adding and improving components, resolving compatibility issues with mobile browsers, and making performance improvements to speed up page rendering times. The development team also continued to prioritize and highlight the importance of responsive web design and accessibility principles with each new release. 

As the number of components and widgets swelled – both those that were officially supported or widely adopted in the community, performance and compatibility issues with mobile platforms, browsers, and jQuery core were also exacerbated. Though the project did have some automated tests, there were still a number of items that needed to be tested manually, which slowed down the development process. 

In mid 2013, Jasper de Groot became the project lead and announced tighter development collaboration between jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile teams, sharing goals, roadmaps and code in order to ease the workload for both groups. The team continued to provide maintenance releases and support, but progress continued to slow under the burden of testing and supporting such a large community. 

Alex Schmitz took over the lead in July 2014, but by that time the size of the project, combined with the pace and availability of new mobile browser features, made finding a viable path forward for the project increasingly difficult. 

The latest stable version was released October 2014. Alex and team made a big push to update jQuery Mobile again in 2017 with the release of an alpha version of 1.5; this version would see compatibility with jQuery 3.0 and npm support among other things.

jQuery Mobile became an OpenJS Foundation Emeritus project in 2018, signifying that the goals of the project had been achieved.

jQuery modernization initiative

The depreciation of jQuery mobile follows the careful transition of another project under the jQuery project umbrella, jQuery UI.

jQuery Core is still actively maintained and widely implemented. As part of its modernization initiative, the team also has been making a series of updates this year to its infrastructure, including migrating and improving its CDN.

Celebrating jQuery Mobile Maintainers and Contributors

The contributions to jQuery Mobile opened up opportunities for people and organizations around the world, and we are thankful for all the contributions over the years. We would like to give an extra shout out of gratitude to the past maintainers of jQuery Mobile: Alexander Schmitz, Jasper de Groot, and Todd Parker.

Source: jQuery

jQuery maintainers update and transition jQuery UI as part of overall modernization efforts

By: Michal Golebiowski-Owczarek, Felix Nagel, and the jQuery team

Editor’s Note: the following blog post was originally published to the OpenJS Foundation Blog.

The jQuery project is actively maintained and widely implemented — it’s used by 73% of 10 million most popular websites. As part of its ongoing effort to modernize the project, jQuery maintainers have taken steps to wind down one of its projects under the jQuery umbrella through a careful transition. 

Today, jQuery UI announced version 1.13 — its first release in 5 years and the project’s final planned release. Perhaps the most important update is that jQuery UI 1.13 now runs on the latest version of jQuery Core, providing a number of browser compatibility and security updates that have been missing from previous releases, in addition to community fixes and improvements. The jQuery UI Download Builder has also been restored and updated so developers can continue to download UI along with their favorite themes. The release is part of an ongoing series of updates across all jQuery projects.

jQuery UI is in maintenance-only mode. Users should not expect any new releases, though patches may be issued to resolve critical security, interoperability, or regression bugs. Trac, the project’s bug-tracking tool, has been put in read-only mode and developers are asked to file any critical issues on the project’s GitHub repository

jQuery UI was first launched in September 2007 as a curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery library. It quickly gained popularity because it was one of the best tested and most accessible UI frameworks of its time. The tool helped developers build UI components such as form controls and date pickers using the best practices back then. In its heyday, jQuery UI was adopted by a broad set of enterprises including Pinterest, PayPal, IMDB, Huffington Post, and Netflix. 

Today, jQuery UI continues to be an important testbed for jQuery Core updates, helping the maintainer team spot bugs and interoperability issues that arise as the web platform evolves. 

Celebrating jQuery UI’s History

With the launch of jQuery in 2006, web developers were able to access and manipulate DOM and CSS faster and easier than ever before. Thousands of open source jQuery widgets and plugins were created to handle previously tricky problems, like showing and hiding elements, rotating through image carousels, or picking dates on a calendar. The jQuery ecosystem became a playground full of tools for making new and interesting interactions possible on the web. 

‘New and interesting’ doesn’t always translate to ‘good and useful’ — though there were many good plugins available, it was not always easy to tell which would be the most performant or provide the best user experience. Developers might have to go searching for the right tools or worse, spend significant time swapping through several plugins to figure out which one worked best. Further, there were few examples of best practices in user experience on the web, so visitors to one website could have vastly different (and thus confusing) interactions when they performed a similar task on another website. 

Members of the jQuery Core team wanted to help developers write performant, high-quality, and reusable jQuery components for their sites and applications. After some discussion, the idea for a second library with strict standards for coding, documentation, and theming was born. The project’s vision and goals included: developing a collaborative design process; providing flexible styling and themes; creating elegant visual and interaction design; providing a robust API; and prioritizing progressive enhancement, accessibility, internationalization and localization support.

In September 2007, jQuery UI officially launched as a set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of jQuery. Soon after, the team shifted their focus to provide a full set of APIs and methods to allow developers to create flexible, full-featured widgets that met high standards of quality. CSS effects such as easing and animation were added in and helped developers create more modern, enhanced experiences. The team at Filament Group later added a ThemeRoller, allowing developers to get started quickly by providing customizable theme boilerplate. ThemeRoller is still operational today.  

By the end of 2008, jQuery UI had an exploding community of users, developers, and interaction designers regularly providing updates and improvements to the project as best practices and style preferences evolved. Between 2009 and 2016, the community provided a variety of new official and unofficial themes and plugins, interoperability and other bug fixes, robust testing processes, and support for multiple versions of jQuery. 

jQuery UI’s prior official release came in September 2016, nearly a decade after it started. In that timeframe, the jQuery community had helped inspire dozens of other open source projects, pattern and component libraries. But newer CSS frameworks and approaches were taking hold, and slowly the community moved on to other projects. The UI team and jQuery Mobile teams merged, and the group focused more on maintenance and compatibility with jQuery Core.  

jQuery UI became an OpenJS Foundation Emeritus project in 2018, recognizing that it was winding down while noting the significance it had for the JavaScript ecosystem.

Celebrating jQuery UI Maintainers and Contributors

The scope of the project and the inclusiveness of the community was responsible for helping countless web makers develop a love and appreciation for user experience, localization, internationalization, accessibility, and clean, reusable code. Though many hours of work and contribution went into making jQuery UI a successful library, the jQuery UI core team deserves extra recognition for more than a decade of hard work shepherding the work and the community throughout the project’s lifecycle. Alex Schmitz, Jörn Zaefferer, Felix Nagel, Mike Sherov, Rafael Xavier de Souza, and Scott González led a team of many core contributors and more than 300 additional authors.

Additional gratitude is owed to Micha? Go??biowski-Owczarek for preparing the 1.13 release and stewarding the repository for the past year. 

OpenJS Foundation will forever be grateful for the work of these open source developers and the impact they had on the ecosystem through their work. Please join us in celebrating these developers and jQuery UI!

Source: jQuery