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Hi Everyone,
This might have been asked before, but I can't find a good explanation anywhere.  Which technique would be better to use; attaching an event handler to an element of a html form, such as onBlur="Handler" with its own Javascript function, or applying the handler in the $(document).ready section of  the initial Javascript section?  I'd eventually like to have it interface with php on the server side, so I know I'll have to do some Ajax on it.  Both methods look like they would give pretty much the same result, but I've seen articles online and in books that use one or the other.
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One method is not clearly better than the other.  They both end up using JavaScript (as I expect you already know).

I think the main distinction then is program maintainability.  You should choose the approach that is easier to follow.

IMHO, I think that means JQuery because I can automatically tell the maintenance engineer which areas of the page use JavaScript because I would (normally) identify areas by id and a good editor could then find id='foo' or whatever.  So, I'd choose JQuery simply because it's more obvious.
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Thanks for your response.  Looking at it now I can definitely see how JQuery could make things a lot more manageable and clear for anyone else working on it.  Thanks again for your input.
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Thanks for the points.  Program maintainability is a very important issue.
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