DOJO 1.0: Highlighting alternative table rows

DOJO has hit 1.0 and changed a lot of things. So the documentation is still all over the place with examples using old syntax.

I am migrating to DOJO from jQuery, so just wanted to get basic dojo.query functionality to work. Specifically, I wanted to highlight alternative table rows.

Not easy! At least for a newbie. I had to piece together 3 different documents and examples to figure out the easiest syntax.

<script type="text/javascript”> dojo.addOnLoad(function(){ dojo.query(“table tbody tr:nth-child(odd)").addClass(“even”); }); </script>

This highlights 1st, 3rd, 5th… rows in table body. It is also possible to say nth-child(3n+0) to select every third row. However nth-child(3n) does not work, at least in 1.0.