Attribute Contains Prefix Selector [name|=value] in JQuery



version added: 1.0jQuery(‘[attribute|=value]’)

  • attribute
    An attribute name.
    An attribute value. Quotes are optional.

This selector was introduced into the CSS specification to handle language attributes.


Finds all links with an hreflang attribute that is english.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <script src="/scripts/jquery-1.4.js"></script>
                         <a href="example.html" hreflang="en">Some text</a> 
                          <a href="example.html" hreflang="en-UK">Some other text</a>
<script>$('a[hreflang|=en]').css('border','3px dotted green');</script>

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