Though I can imagine some times you will want to get the fnRender'd value of a cell when editing, I would like to get the original data value. I don't see any way of getting the cell or finding the row and column indexes in order to tell jeditable to use that data rather than the rendered data. Is there a way to do this? if not, can you add an option to the Editable plug-in to allow getting the original cell or data?
I'm really surprised that the jeditable itself doesn't seem to have a way to get the DOM element that it is being called on. the "this" variable is set to the HTMLDocument object.