Incase you are using a lot of ajax functionality (I know I am) it might be useful to grab an elements html including the tag. I’m sure there must be an easier way than just cloning the element in a wrapper and then grabbing the wrapper html using jQuery to get the inner html including element tag html.
Until I find a better (more efficient way) here is the code snippet.
Some other ways (from post comments, thanks guys):
//Not sure how portable it is across browsers $(‘#foo’).outerHTML;
var foo = $(‘#bar’);
var foo = $('h1'); console.log(foo); //output: jQuery(h1) Title