Attribute Contains Word Selector [name~=value] in JQuery



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

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

This selector matches the test string against each word in the attribute value, where a “word” is defined as a string delimited by whitespace. The selector matches if the test string is exactly equal to any of the words.


Finds all inputs with a name attribute that contains the word ‘man’ and sets the value with some text.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <script src="/scripts/jquery-1.4.js"></script>
	<input name="man-news" />

  <input name="milk man" />
  <input name="letterman2" />
  <input name="newmilk" />
<script>$("input[name~=man]").val("mr. man is in it!");</script>

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