jQuery parent/child selectors

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The different ways to select (context, pure selector, +find()) DOM elements using jQuery in parent/child scenarios.

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div>
  <ul id="list">
    <li class="test">
    </li>
    <li>
    </li>
    <li class="test">
    </li>
    <li class="test">
    </li>
    <li>
    </li>
    <li class="test">
    </li>
    <li>
    </li>
    <li class="test">
    </li>
    <li>
    </li>
    <li class="test">
    </li>
  </ul>
</div>
<div class="test">
</div>

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selector
var $test = $('#list .test');
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created context
var $test = $('.test', $('#list'));
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selector and find
var $test = $('#list').find('.test');
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parent/child selector
var $test = $('#list > .test');
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