jQuery v1.6 change you should know about

Author: seven April 19, 2011

jQuery v1.6 release has been announced for May 1st and it will include rewritten internal method jQuery.attr and the addition of jQuery.prop. That will bring a solid performance improvement, a modularized implementation, and a cleaner way of dealing with attributes but this rewrite will confuse some people who have been using jQuery.fn.attr for cases for which it was not intended, but have always worked. Read more details about this on Timmy Willsons’s blog (jQuery Core Bug team member) and check performance increase by the numbers.

$("div").attr("id", "holder");  // OK  
$("video").attr("autofocus", true);  // OK  
$(window).attr... // NO  
$(document).attr...  // NO  
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Neven Jacmenović has been passionately involved with computers since late 80s, the age of Atari and Commodore Amiga. As one of internet industry pioneers in Croatia, since 90s, he has been involved in making of many award winning, innovative and successful online projects. He is an experienced full stack web developer, analyst and system engineer. In his spare time, Neven is transforming retro-futuristic passion into various golang, Adobe Flash and JavaScript/WebGL projects.

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