Create an inline datepicker with the disabled option or call the disable method later, and you don't see any calendar at all. It would be very nice to just be able to disable the visible calendar, i.e. turn off callbacks, but levae it up for viewing!
The change in 1.4 to check for nodeType==1 breaks working code that wants to get an xml island as a string using the html() method. Skipping please the esoteric responses that one should not use xml islands, what's the reasoning behind it? Nothing in the change log or blog release notes talks about it.
We upgraded to 1.4 last week and this is the 4th case of working code that no longer works!
I'm working on a multi-page web app and I do not want to load a monolithic JS file with every component I use everywhere in the app on every page. Up until 1.8 I was able to download a zip with all the components and then just include those which I need on each page. This was also helpful because it made every component available to different developers to experiment with, w/o having to build their own custom download. Now that I need 1.8 (upgraded to jQuery 1.4.2) I have found no choice to download anything but the Build Your Download monolithic JS file.
And that hasn't worked yet today anyway, hung at the download dialog 3 times.