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Monitoring a DOM Element for Modification with jQuery

by naspinski 9/29/2011 4:47:00 PM

'watching' an element for any change within it

I recently ran into a situation where I had to modify a site that relied on an incredibly obfuscated and impossible to understand javascript file. I had to add in some elements after everything was populated with some function I didn't get, so I had to wait until a specific element was populated to do anything. Turns out the DOMNodeInserted event is what I needed:
var title = $("b.facility");
var title = $('#title');//the element I want to monitor
title.bind('DOMNodeInserted', function(e) {
    alert('element now contains: ' + $(e.target).html());
});

Pretty simple, but took me forever to figure out...

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