Why does jQuery UI’s datepicker break with a dynamic DOM?

Ah, got it. Right after I append the HTML to the DOM I run this on all the inputs I’d like to have a datepicker pop up with. Datepicker adds a class to elements it has been attached to, so we can filter out existing inputs and only apply it to new ones.


I hope this helps people as I was Googling for days and didn’t find anything!

You should also note that it would be faster to check for input.date in the new generated HTML by setting that as a context, rather than the whole page, as it will save time, due to this being a more efficient operation.

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