Attribute Starts With Selector [name^="value"]


attributeStartsWith selector

Description: Selects elements that have the specified attribute with a value beginning exactly with a given string.

  • 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 can be useful for identifying elements in pages produced by server-side frameworks that produce HTML with systematic element IDs. However it will be slower than using a class selector so leverage classes, if you can, to group like elements.

Example:

Finds all inputs with an attribute name that starts with 'news' and puts text in them.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>attributeStartsWith demo</title>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<input name="newsletter">
<input name="milkman">
<input name="newsboy">
<script>
$( "input[name^='news']" ).val( "news here!" );
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: