This article is fairly old and probably contains information that is no longer relevant. Read with care!
<%@ taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsf/html" prefix="h" %> <%@ taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsf/core" prefix="f" %> <html> <body> <f:view> <h:form id="myForm"> <h:inputText id="myText"/> </h:form> </f:view> </body> </html>
or maybe the same thing using Facelets:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:h="http://java.sun.com/jsf/html" xmlns:f="http://java.sun.com/jsf/core"> <body> <f:view> <form jsfc="h:form" id="myForm"> <input type="text" jsfc="h:inputText" id="myText"/> </form> </f:view> </body> </html>
These will both output the following result:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:ui="http://java.sun.com/jsf/facelets"> <body> <form id="myForm"> <input type="text" id="myForm:myText"/> </form> </body> </html>
Does not work: DomQuery in Ext 1.1 Beta 2
Ext.query( '#myForm:myText' ); Ext.query( '#myForm\:myText' );
These two tests will throw the error
Ext.DomQuery.pseudos[name] is not a function, which obviously means that myText is not a pseudo class like :first or :last.
Ext.query( '#myForm\\:myText' );
Throws the error:
Error parsing selector, parsing failed at "\:myText"
Works: jQuery 1.1.3
jQuery( '#myForm\\:myText' );
As of version 1.1.3 (the latest of this writing), they have added support for the colon in ID selection when escaped with a double backslash. Versions older than 1.1.3 will not function properly. This is not yet in the documentation but can be viewed in the Escape selectors section of a blog post.
Does not Work: Prototype 18.104.22.168
$$( '#myForm:myText' ); $$( '#myForm\:myText' );
Returns the form instead of the input element and treats myText as a pseudo class.
$$( '#myForm\\:myText' );
Interprets as XPATH selectors (
\\ means anywhere in the document), using myText as a pseudo selector now, so it returns ALL nodes in the document.
Does not Work: Dojo query 0.9.0 Beta
dojo.query( '#myForm:myText' ); dojo.query( '#myForm\:myText' ); dojo.query( '#myForm\\:myText' );
It’s becoming mind numbingly obvious that if the framework doesn’t specifically say that you can escape selectors, it’s not going to let you do so. In the first two tests, Dojo performs the same as Prototype. In the double backslash test however, Dojo returns no result nodes.
Does not Work: Mootools 1.11
$$( '#myForm:myText' ); $$( '#myForm\:myText' ); $$( '#myForm\\:myText' );
All throw the error
The expression is not a legal expression." code: "51.