Element Selector (“element”)


element selector

Description: Selects all elements with the given tag name.

  • version added: 1.0jQuery( "element" )

    element: An element to search for. Refers to the tagName of DOM nodes.

JavaScript's getElementsByTagName() function is called to return the appropriate elements when this expression is used.

Example:

Finds every DIV element.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>element demo</title>
<style>
div, span {
width: 60px;
height: 60px;
float: left;
padding: 10px;
margin: 10px;
background-color: #eee;
}
</style>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div>DIV1</div>
<div>DIV2</div>
<span>SPAN</span>
<script>
$( "div" ).css( "border", "9px solid red" );
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: