jQuery 1.8 BETA released !!!
The first beta release of jQuery is available and can be downloaded
from jQuery CDN.
You can have a look into jQuery-1.8 beta-1 version (v1.8.0b1)
Few Highlight Features:
Sizzle CSS Selector Engine
Modular : building custom version of jQuery is
easy. One can exclude module(s) if it is not require to him/her. For example
today's modern browsers are having inbuilt animation supporting functionality
with help of CSS, so while building custom version of jQuery, one can exclude animation
module entirely. To do so you need to use an awesome tools “grunt” from https://github.com/cowboy/grunt .
You can read this process in details here “What you need to build your own
jQuery” at https://github.com/jquery/jquery/blob/master/README.md
Browser vendor specific CSS properties : jQuery
automatically generate the prefix to the non-prefixed property name which is
appropriate for the current using browser. jQuery official blog specify it as –
example, on Chrome the jQuery call
will set the CSS to
Improved Animation : $.Animation is improved by
fixing bugs and can be used for old browsers which doesn't have animation
Cross Site Scripting Attacks (XSS) protection
New $.parseHTML() : $() interprets strings as
selectors, so to specify strings as HTML and parse as HTML, a new function
$.parseHTML() is included in this version.
Read the original jQuery official blog here ... “JQUERY 1.8 BETA 1: SEE
WHAT'S COMING (AND GOING!)”