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jquery how do I create a variable and use it in a selector?

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I have some code that will pull data from another page and put it in a list item with an id that I specify.

  $(document).ready(function(){
      $("#buttonAdd").click(function() { GetContentFromAnotherPage(); });
      });

function GetContentFromAnotherPage()
{
    $("#fromAnotherPage").load("add.html");
}

I want to load the contents of add.html into a variable, then do somethign with it later, but when I declare a variable, I can't use .load on it.

      var x= "";
      x.load("add.html");
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cdaugustin earned 2000 total points
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hi,

please read at

http://docs.jquery.com/Ajax/load

you probably want to use

http://docs.jquery.com/Ajax/jQuery.ajax

(look at both options and examples and you should be fine). If not let us know il point the way even further.
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by:jackjohnson44
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Thanks.
I already got load working from that example on the jQuery site.

The example they give replace the contents of something in a selector with the contents from another page.  I am looking to get the contents of a page into a variable, then maybe  append it later.

So instead of:
$("#fromAnotherPage").load("add.html");

I want to:
  var x= "";
      x.load("add.html");
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