Attribute Contains Prefix Selector [name|="value"]


attributeContainsPrefix selector

Description: Selects elements that have the specified attribute with a value either equal to a given string or starting with that string followed by a hyphen (-).

  • version added: 1.0jQuery( "[attribute|='value']" )

    attribute: An attribute name.

    value: An attribute value. Can be either an unquoted single word or a quoted string.

This selector was introduced into the CSS specification to handle language attributes.

Example:

Finds all links with an hreflang attribute that is english.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>attributeContainsPrefix demo</title>
<style>
a {
display: inline-block;
}
</style>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<a href="example.html" hreflang="en">Some text</a>
<a href="example.html" hreflang="en-UK">Some other text</a>
<a href="example.html" hreflang="english">will not be outlined</a>
<script>
$( "a[hreflang|='en']" ).css( "border", "3px dotted green" );
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: