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How can I repeat this sliding show / hide dynamic?

This works:

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>  
<meta charset="utf-8">  
<title>jQuery UI Effects - Hide Demo</title>  
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
 $(document).ready(function(){
 
        $(".slidingDiv").hide();
        $(".show_hide").show();
 
    $('.show_hide').click(function(){
    $(".slidingDiv").slideToggle();
    });
 
});
 </script>
 
 <style>
.slidingDiv {
    height:300px;
    background-color: #99CCFF;
    padding:20px;
    margin-top:10px;
    border-bottom:5px solid #3399FF;
}
 
.show_hide {
    display:none;
}

</style>
 
 </head>
 
 <body>
 
 <a href="#" class="show_hide">Show/hide</a>
<div class="slidingDiv">
Fill this space with really interesting content. <a href="#" class="show_hide">hide</a></div>
 </body>
 
 </html>

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My dilemma is that I want to repeat this show / hide dynamic in the context of a situation where I'll be looping through a database and I want that show / hide to appear with every question.

I started to think that what I could conceivably do is repeat that code for every question, but that seemed to me like I was overlooking something more elegant where I could simply pass in an "id" of some sort so the same code would effect different divs based on that id.

Sounds reasonable, but how?
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brucegust
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brucegust
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WebDevEMCommented:
Hi,

It actually doesn't take very much to convert what you have into a FAQ-style list where each link toggles the DIV below it... Just take a look at jQuery's "this" and "next" features.  I've set up a Fiddle at http://jsfiddle.net/webdevem/8yo24y1b/ to show it in action, but here it is as well:

HTML
<div class="show_hide"><a href="#">Show/hide</a></div>
<div class="slidingDiv">
Fill this space with really interesting content. <a href="#" class="show_hide">hide</a></div>
<div class="show_hide"><a href="#">Show/hide</a></div>
<div class="slidingDiv">
Fill this space with really interesting content. <a href="#" class="show_hide">hide</a></div>
<div class="show_hide"><a href="#">Show/hide</a></div>
<div class="slidingDiv">
Fill this space with really interesting content. <a href="#" class="show_hide">hide</a></div>

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JavaScript
$(".slidingDiv").hide();
$(".show_hide").show();

$('.show_hide').click(function(){
    $(this).next().slideToggle();
});

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CSS
.slidingDiv {
    height:300px;
    background-color: #99CCFF;
    padding:20px;
    margin-top:10px;
    border-bottom:5px solid #3399FF;
}
 
.show_hide {
    display:none;
}

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What that does is set up a click event that will target the NEXT div based on which one was clicked, rather than targeting one in particular.

Hope this helps!

WebDevEM
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WebDevEMCommented:
I've added a slight adjustment to the Fiddle so that the "Hide" link inside the content will hide its parent (the blue box containing it) on click.
$('.hideMe').click(function(){
    $(this).parent().slideUp();
});

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brucegustPHP DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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