Help to interpret a piece of jquery used in a templating language (liquid)

Hi all,

I am trying to debug a piece of template (liquid language).

Could someone explain what this jquery does please?

jQuery('.swatch[data-option-index="{{ option_index }}"] .{{ value | handle }}').removeClass('soldout').addClass('available').find(':radio').removeAttr('disabled');

I suspect it replaces, in the html (before it is rendered) the class "soldout" with the class "available"...and makes a radio button that right?

Colin BrazierAsked:
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Are you using angular.js by any chance as well?  As those {{ ... }} are a component of angular.

Assuming it is, angular keeps track of those variables {{option_index}} and {{value | handle}}.  When those values change, the jQuery is called.

When the jQuery is called is finds the .swatch element with the data-option-index attribute that is equal to the current value of the Angular variable {{option_index}}.  {{value | handle}} must return another class name such that the selector is updated to the following when option_index = 5 and value|handle returns "myclass"


Once that element is found, the class soldout is removed and the class available is added.  The script then searches for a radio button within that elements children and removes the disabled attribute.

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Colin BrazierAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the prompt reply.  Tbh I don't think (!) I'm using angular, but I am sure it's of the same family and does the same kind of thing.

I had no idea jquery was so powerful, and even more so coupled with this stuff!

I am trying to put together a Shopify site, which uses its own templating language called Liquid.  This is part of an unsupported enhancement which doesn't seem to work, so I am having to try to debug it myself.

The jquery is called when there is stock to be sold:
{% if variant.available %}...

I am sure that this bit is working OK so I'll turn my attention elsewhere.

Cheers again.
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