On Sep 21, 2:18 pm, Jim Higson <j...@wikizzle.org> wrote:
> A bit like the parameter to Element#up, the selector would define where to
> stop. Eg:
> <html>
> <body>
> <div class="content">
>     <p>
>         blah
>         <span id="interesting-content">
>             not really so interesting
>         </span>
>     </p>
> </div>
> </body>
> </html>
> $('interesting-content').ancestors('div#content')
> returns:
> [<p>, <div#content>]
> Not:
> [<p>, <div#content>, <body>, <html>]
> Because body and hmtl usually aren't that useful anyway.
> Does this sound useful? Think of any other refinements?

It does (although not just with `ancestors` but with
`recursivelyCollect`, so that `ancestors`, `nextSiblings`,
`previousSiblings` and `childElements` could all take a css

We had this idea 2 years ago first time (http://dev.rubyonrails.org/
ticket/11143), then again a year later (https://

I'm not sure why it never got anywhere.


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