:has() Selector


has selector

Description: Selects elements which contain at least one element that matches the specified selector.

  • version added: 1.1.4jQuery( ":has(selector)" )

    selector: Any selector.

The expression $( "div:has(p)" ) matches a <div> if a <p> exists anywhere among its descendants, not just as a direct child.

Additional Notes:

  • Because :has() is a jQuery extension and not part of the CSS specification, queries using :has() cannot take advantage of the performance boost provided by the native DOM querySelectorAll() method. For better performance in modern browsers, use $( "your-pure-css-selector" ).has( selector/DOMElement ) instead.

Example:

Adds the class "test" to all divs that have a paragraph inside of them.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>has demo</title>
<style>
.test {
border: 3px inset red;
}
</style>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div><p>Hello in a paragraph</p></div>
<div>Hello again! (with no paragraph)</div>
<script>
$( "div:has(p)" ).addClass( "test" );
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: