jQuery Roundup: jQuery 1.5.1 RC 1, betterflow.js, domsearch.js

2011-02-22 00:00:00 +0000 by Alex R. Young

jQuery 1.5.1 RC 1 Released

jQuery 1.5.1 RC 1 is out,
with over 30 bug fixes and improvements.

One fix that caught my eye was #8245: Ajax now ensures header names
are capitalized so that non-compliant xhr implementations don’t override
-- when writing the DailyJS
framework tutorials I noticed that jQuery had these headers in lowercase, but other implementations capitalised them.


betterflow.js (MIT License) by Rui Lopes is a coverflow-inspired plugin. The betterflow.js
works pretty well with
the mouse and keyboard shortcuts. It even works with horizontal
mousewheel movements, which surprised me because this is what I
instinctively tried to do when I loaded the page.

It expects some simple markup (Rui's example uses an unordered list with
divs and images), and then just a call to


domsearch.js (GitHub: juliocesar / jquery-domsearch, MIT
License) by Julio Cesar Ody makes searching elements like tables very

I've written things like this before, but with pretty basic search/sort
algorithms. This plugin uses

Applications like Quicksilver, LaunchBar, and Launchy have made this method of keyboard entry a popular one. It's time to bring this same functionality to web controls. LiquidMetal makes scoring long strings against abbreviations easy.

Given a set of elements, domsearch can be invoked like this:

$('#search').domsearch('table#fruits', {criteria: ['td.price', 'td.weight']});

This searches on two columns in the table.

There's a lot of places where I could use this plugin, and it looks like
the LiquidMetal author (Ryan McGeary) put some effort into performance.