[theme-reviewers] Theme Review Challenge and Second Opinion

Daniel Tara contact at onedesigns.com
Wed Mar 20 02:22:45 UTC 2013

> <script type="text/javascript">jQuery("ul").parent("li").addClass("parent");</script>

There's no need to be this specific. WordPress adds a sub-menu class to second level menus so you can do it like this:



On Mar 20, 2013, at 4:01 AM, Otto wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 8:32 PM, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Cool, so in the future I could use this technique to get the class in there
>> in order to have the dropdown arrows as apposed to the jQuery trick (which
>> will obviously have much more load) that I'm using to get .parent? If that's
>> correct, I'll definitely put that on my list of improvements to be made.
> Yeah, also note that having that script in the header like that, with
> the very wide scope of it's target, could lead to some very
> unpredictable consequences.
> <script type="text/javascript">jQuery("ul").parent("li").addClass("parent");</script>
> This script is run at the time that it enters the DOM, which is more
> or less immediately after parsing it. But JS typically runs in a
> separate thread. So while you're intending it to probably only affect
> the nav-menu at this point, it is within the realm of possibility that
> some of the rest of the page may load before it actually runs and
> does-its-thing. Thus, it is entirely possible for, say, the sidebar
> widgets (if they're in a UL/LI structure, which they usually are) to
> thus be affected by this JS code as well.
> Now, I ain't a theme-reviewer, but I'd certainly fail this code under
> any reasonable sanity standard. :) It's just too broad in scope and
> it's relying on a side-effect of browser behavior to affect only its
> intended targets.
> -Otto
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