Version: 1.1, Last updated: 3/16/2010
With jQuery outside events you can bind to an event that will be triggered only when a specific "originating" event occurs outside the element in question. For example, you can click outside, double-click outside, mouse-over outside, focus outside (and over ten more default "outside" events). Also, if an outside event hasn't been provided by default, you can easily define your own.
Please note that because a reference to the originating event's element is available as event.target you can change behavior based on which element was actually interacted with.
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These working examples, complete with fully commented code, illustrate a few ways in which this plugin can be used.
Information about what version or versions of jQuery this plugin has been tested with, what browsers it has been tested in, and where the unit tests reside (so you can test it yourself).
Internet Explorer 6-8, Firefox 2-3.6, Safari 3-4, Chrome, Opera 9.6-10.1.
1.1 - (3/16/2010) Made "clickoutside" plugin more general, resulting in a whole new plugin with more than a dozen default "outside" events and a method that can be used to add new ones.
1.0 - (2/27/2010) Initial release
Copyright (c) 2010 "Cowboy" Ben Alman
Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses.