Lots of stuff has been updated.
- Dirty and Clean events are fired off when a form has unsaved changes, and again when the form is cleaned again.
- It works with jQuery tabs now (they are tricky and don't work like normal links).
- Not limited to forms. Any container of inputs will work just fine.
Forms can observe the "dirty" event for customized behavior. So you could set up the dirty form and then bind a function to the dirty event like so:
var label = $(event.target).parents("li").find("label");
" + label.text() + "Changed from " + data.from + " to: " + data.to+ "")
Dirty Forms + jQuery-UI tabs
You can use tabs with DirtyForm easily. Just be sure that you make the tabs into stopper links after they are set up as tabs so they can be recognized as such and set up properly. They need a lot of special casing.
If you've already set up all the links for the app as stoppers don't worry this will still work as the other events will be unbound. No penalty for making any links into a stopper twice!
Not just for forms!
If you like throwing inputs in your table rows DirtyForm can handle it. Just tell it where you want it to look.
The plugin is available for download from github: DirtyForm