By Sam Deering

jQuery Check if Function Exists Example

By Sam Deering

jQuery code snippet to check whether a function exists within the JavaScript code. This can be easily achieved by using the jQuery.isFunction() function. Useful for checking if a jQuery function exists before calling it!

Note: As of jQuery 1.3, functions provided by the browser like alert() and DOM element methods like getAttribute() are not guaranteed to be detected as functions in browsers such as Internet Explorer.

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