$(“*”) selects every element.
$(“div p:first-child”) selects the first paragraph child of each matched div element.
$(“div:contains(‘We hold these truths’)”) selects the divs that contain the matching text.
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|Selector||What It Selects|
|All Selector (“*”)||All elements.|
|:animated Selector||All elements that are animated at the time of selection.|
|Attribute Contains Prefix Selector [name|=”value”]||Elements that have the specified attribute with a value either
equal to a given string or starting with that string followed by a
|Attribute Contains Selector [name*=”value”]||Elements that have the specified attribute with a value
containing a given substring.
|Attribute Contains Word Selector [name~=”value”]||Elements that have the specified attribute with a value
containing a given word, delimited by spaces.
|Attribute Ends With Selector [name$=”value”]||Elements that have the specified attribute with a value ending
exactly with a given string. The comparison is case sensitive.
|Attribute Equals Selector [name=”value”]||Elements that have the specified attribute with a value exactly
equal to a certain value.
|Attribute Not Equal Selector [name!=”value”]||Elements that either don’t have the specified attribute
or do have the specified attribute but not with a certain
|Attribute Starts With Selector [name^=”value”]||Elements that have the specified attribute with a value
beginning exactly with a given string.
|:button Selector||All button elements and elements of type button.|
|:checkbox Selector||Elements of type checkbox.|
|:checked Selector||All elements that are checked or selected.|
|Child Selector (“parent > child”)||All direct child elements specified by “child” of
elements specified by “parent”.
|Class Selector (“.class”)||Elements with the given class.|
|:contains() Selector||Elements that contain the specified text.|
|Descendant Selector (“ancestor descendant”)||Elements that are descendants of a given ancestor.|
|:disabled Selector||Elements that are disabled.|
|Element Selector (“element”)||Elements with the given tag name.|
|:empty Selector||Elements that have no children (including text nodes).|
|:enabled Selector||Elements that are enabled.|
|:eq() Selector||The element at index n within the matched set.|
|:even Selector||Even elements, zero-indexed. See also odd.|
|:file Selector||Elements of type file.|
|:first-child Selector||Elements that are the first child of their parent.|
|:first-of-type Selector||Elements that are the first among siblings of the same element
|:first Selector||The first matched element.|
|:focus Selector||The element that is currently focused.|
|:gt() Selector||Elements at an index greater than index within the matched
|Has Attribute Selector [name]||Elements that have the specified attribute, with any
|:has() Selector||Elements which contain at least one element that matches the
|:header Selector||Elements that are headers, like h1, h2, h3, and so on.|
|:hidden Selector||Elements that are hidden.|
|ID Selector (“#id”)||A single element with the given id attribute.|
|:image Selector||Elements of type image.|
|:input Selector||All input, textarea, select, and button elements.|
|:lang() Selector||Elements of the specified language.|
|:last-child Selector||Elements that are the last child of their parent.|
|:last-of-type Selector||Elements that are the last among siblings of the same element
|:last Selector||The last matched element.|
|:lt() Selector||Elements at an index less than index within the matched
|Multiple Attribute Selector [name=”value”][name2=”value2″]||Elements that match all the specified attribute filters.|
|Multiple Selector (“selector1, selector2,
|The combined results of all the specified selectors.|
|Next Adjacent Selector (“prev + next”)||All next elements matching “next” that are
immediately preceded by a sibling “prev”.
|Next Siblings Selector (“prev ~ siblings”)||All sibling elements that follow after the “prev”
element, have the same parent, and match the filtering
|:not() Selector||Elements that do not match the given selector.|
|:nth-child() Selector||Elements that are the nth-child of their parent.|
|:nth-last-child() Selector||Elements that are the nth-child of their parent, counting from
the last element to the first.
|:nth-last-of-type() Selector||All the elements that are the nth-child of their parent in
relation to siblings with the same element name, counting from the
last element to the first.
|:nth-of-type() Selector||Elements that are the nth child of their parent in relation to
siblings with the same element name.
|:odd Selector||Odd elements, zero-indexed. See also even.|
|:only-child Selector||Elements that are the only child of their parent.|
|:only-of-type Selector||Elements that have no siblings with the same element name.|
|:parent Selector||Elements that have at least one child node (either an element
|:password Selector||Elements of type password.|
|:radio Selector||Elements of type radio.|
|:reset Selector||Elements of type reset.|
|:root Selector||The element that is the root of the document.|
|:selected Selector||Elements that are selected.|
|:submit Selector||Elements of type submit.|
|:target Selector||The target element indicated by the fragment identifier of the
|:text Selector||All input elements of type text.|
|:visible Selector||Elements that are visible.|