JSmol users,

With recent improvements to jQuery, I'm happy to announce that there is no longer any need for any custom jQuery version for JSmol (JSmoljQuery.js). A new file, JSmoljQueryExt.js extends jQuery to allow synchronous binary file loading, MSIE cross-domain AJAX, and the popup menu and console.

Thanks are given to Keith Wood and to his excellent book, which I highly recommend for any power jQuery users: http://www.manning.com/wood/

A version of JSmol using this is at


and it is already in use at

The extension file itself can be found in


for those interested in seeing how it was done.

I'm definitely sold on jQuery!


Robert M. Hanson
Larson-Anderson Professor of Chemistry
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN

If nature does not answer first what we want,
it is better to take what answer we get.

-- Josiah Willard Gibbs, Lecture XXX, Monday, February 5, 1900