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Hi,

I have a few divs

<div id="help_a">a</div>
<div id="help_b">b</div>
<div id="help_c">c</div>
<div id="help_d">d</div>

When the page loads I have a function that is supposed to hide all of them (but doesn't work):

$(function() {
  $("div[id^='help_']").each(function() {
      this.id.hide();
  });
});

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!
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Question by:jagku
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leakim971 earned 2000 total points
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this.id.hide();

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$(this).hide()

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work for me :
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title></title>
<script language="javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.5.1.min.js"></script>
<script language="javascript">

	$(document).ready(function() {
	  $("div[id^='help_']").each(function() {
	      $(this).hide();
	  });
  });

</script>
<body>
<div id="help_a">a</div>
<div id="help_b">b</div>
<div id="help_c">c</div>
<div id="help_d">d</div>
<div id="ahelp_d">not me</div>
</body>
</html>

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by:jagku
ID: 35096276
doh!
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