Zepto.js and the :selected and :checked selectors

If you switched from jQuery to its slightly anemic cousin, Zepto.js, you might have noticed that it doesn’t support two rather useful selectors, :selected and :checked.

Fortunately, it is fairly easy to compensate for it.

First, define the following two functions:

var checked = function(){ return this.checked; }
var selected = function(){ return this.selected; }

Once this is done, you can properly filter elements using .filter() and .not(), which are present in both jQuery and Zepto.js

// Equivalent to $('.radiobutton:checked')

// Equivalent to $('.dropdown:selected')

These functions will only return selected/checked elements.

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