Next Siblings Selector (“prev ~ siblings”)


next siblings selector

Description: Selects all sibling elements that follow after the "prev" element, have the same parent, and match the filtering "siblings" selector.

  • version added: 1.0jQuery( "prev ~ siblings" )

    prev: Any valid selector.

    siblings: A selector to filter elements that are the following siblings of the first selector.

The notable difference between (prev + next) and (prev ~ siblings) is their respective reach. While the former reaches only to the immediately following sibling element, the latter extends that reach to all following sibling elements.

Example:

Finds all divs that are siblings after the element with #prev as its id. Notice the span isn't selected since it is not a div and the "niece" isn't selected since it is a child of a sibling, not an actual sibling.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>next siblings demo</title>
<style>
div, span {
display: block;
width: 80px;
height: 80px;
margin: 5px;
background: #bfa;
float: left;
font-size: 14px;
}
div#small {
width: 60px;
height: 25px;
font-size: 12px;
background: #fab;
}
</style>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div>div (doesn't match since before #prev)</div>
<span id="prev">span#prev</span>
<div>div sibling</div>
<div>div sibling <div id="small">div niece</div></div>
<span>span sibling (not div)</span>
<div>div sibling</div>
<script>
$( "#prev ~ div" ).css( "border", "3px groove blue" );
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: