base2.DOM is my kind of JavaScript library

While reading Dean Edwards' post Yet Another JavaScript Library Without Documentation I felt something connect inside my brain. That was a really nice feeling ;-).

The JavaScript library Dean talks about is his own base2.DOM, which is the first library I've looked at that feels completely right to me. It feels right because:

  • It uses standard DOM properties and methods
  • It lets JavaScript look like JavaScript
  • It doesn't use the weird (but popular) "$"
  • It doesn't contain any visual effects

What it does is make all supported browsers behave the same way when using standard JavaScript, and implement stuff like the Selectors API and getElementsByClassName().

Great stuff, Dean. Thanks for creating this.

Posted on April 3, 2007 in Quicklinks, JavaScript