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Trying to addClass to a menu item based off the title of the page using jquery.

Hi,
hope this makes some sense....
I have a menu and the items are set dynamically using a loop and I bring in the sidebar containing the menu with an include.
So each of the <li> in the menu have the id of the menu name which is also the page title.
I'm trying to set the class to 'active' for whichever menu item we are on.

For example
The menu item corresponding to my "Used Inventory" page is:
<li id="Used Inventory">Used Inventory</li> (which is also the page title tag)

So below I'm trying to figure out how to set a class of 'active' to that <li> based off the title tag.
Obviously I'm failing :(
Any idea how to get this done?

<script>
    	$('#' + $(document).attr('title')).addClass('active');
</script>

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Snarf0001Commented:
Without seeing the full page structure, I'd be willing to guess, that your script is at the top of the page?
Nothing wrong with that, but in that case the rest of the page hasn't actually loaded yet when you call your script, so the target element isn't in the dom.

Wrap the function above in $(document).ready() and that might fix.

<script>
	$(document).ready(function(){
	    	$('#' + $(document).attr('title')).addClass('active');
	});
</script>

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tjyoungAuthor Commented:
Thanks. No difference. I'm guessing my reference to the id tag is probably wrong?
I was guessing how to format that.
<script>
$( document ).ready(function() {
    	$('#' + $(document).attr('title')).addClass('active');
    	});
</script>

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Could it be it doesn't have any quotes around the #Used Inventory instead of '#Used Inventory'
That being the case, not sure how to get those extra 2 quotes in there
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tjyoungAuthor Commented:
Its late... I must be getting sleepy.
That was the fix.
Thanks!
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