:only-of-type Selector


only-of-type selector

Description: Selects all elements that have no siblings with the same element name.

  • version added: 1.9jQuery( ":only-of-type" )

If the parent has other child elements with the same element name, nothing is matched.

Example:

Change the text and add a border for each button that is the only child button of its parent.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>only-of-type demo</title>
<style>
div {
width: 100px;
height: 80px;
margin: 5px;
float: left;
background: #b9e;
}
span {
padding: 2px;
margin: 3px;
line-height: 1.4;
border: 1px solid #000;
}
</style>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div>
<button>Sibling!</button>
<button>Sibling!</button>
</div>
<div>
<button>Sibling!</button>
</div>
<div>
None
</div>
<div>
<button>Sibling!</button>
<span>Sibling!</span>
<span>Sibling!</span>
</div>
<div>
<button>Sibling!</button>
</div>
<script>
$( "button:only-of-type" ).text( "Alone" ).css( "border", "2px blue solid" );
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: