Using jQuery instead of document.getElement


I would like to use


in place of


because I'm getting the id with the # in front of it. While you can remove it easily enough, there is a fair amount of intermixing between when I'm using a jQuery selector and when I'm using native DOM calls. In particular this is being called inside a chart draw, which seems to expect a native DOM object back. Giving it this extended jQuery object makes it choke and turn purple.

Is there a way I can get jQuery to "play nice" and pretend to give, or return instead, a native object?

You can use the get method to get the DOM object:


Or a bit shorter version: