jQuery hide / show class not changing css for future added elements

Tags: jquery,css,show-hide

Problem :

How can I change the css using jQuery such that it takes effect for future elements as well? I have an issue where I'm using $().show() to toggle the display on some elements, but then I append new elements with the same class, and they remain hidden.

<style type="text/css">
  .visibleState { display: none; }
  $('#appendHere').html('<div id="second" class="visibleState">* Second is NOT? visible</div>');

This has probably been asked, but I can't find it. I tried using live() in different ways, but that didn't seem to work. What's the right way to do this?

Example: http://jsfiddle.net/amorris/wykhv/

Solution :

Look at this:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="false">
<meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no">
<style type="text/css">
.classname {
 color: red;
 font-size: 14px;
<script type="text/javascript">
window.onload = function() {
    document.getElementById("button").onclick = function() {
        var ss = document.styleSheets;

        for (var i=0; i<ss.length; i++) {
            var rules = ss[i].cssRules || ss[i].rules;

            for (var j=0; j<rules.length; j++) {
                if (rules[j].selectorText === ".classname") {
                    rules[j].style.color = "green";

<h1 class="classname">Some red text</h1>

<button id="button">Make text green</button>


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