Attribute Contains Selector [name*="value"]


attributeContains selector

Description: Selects elements that have the specified attribute with a value containing the a given substring.

  • 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 is the most generous of the jQuery attribute selectors that match against a value. It will select an element if the selector's string appears anywhere within the element's attribute value. Compare this selector with the Attribute Contains Word selector (e.g. [attr~="word"]), which is more appropriate in many cases.

Example:

Finds all inputs with a name attribute that contains 'man' and sets the value with some text.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>attributeContains demo</title>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<input name="man-news">
<input name="milkman">
<input name="letterman2">
<input name="newmilk">
<script>
$( "input[name*='man']" ).val( "has man in it!" );
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: