My wikipedia viewer project works, but only when using the jquery Mobile library. I am not trying to do anything that would seemingly require the jquery Mobile library. I happened to add the library simply since I ignorantly thought I might need it to help with the site working on mobile devices. In my mind, the site should work with simple jquery being the only JS library required.
The main structure of the page is that you can search in the input box ( search event/call to wikipedia api is triggered based on a jquery keyup event of the Enter or Return key in the search box) and then a list will populate below with search results.
Here is a link to my codepen: https://codepen.io/gm-gis/pen/mpZdea
My basic question is - why does this page not work if I do not include the jquery Mobile library?