Attribute Contains Word Selector [name~="value"]


attributeContainsWord selector

Description: Selects elements that have the specified attribute with a value containing a given word, delimited by spaces.

  • 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 matches the test string against each word in the attribute value, where a "word" is defined as a string delimited by whitespace. The selector matches if the test string is exactly equal to any of the words.

Example:

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

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

Demo: