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Ticket #6379 (closed bug: worksforme)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Unable to use the attibute selector with a numeric attribute

Reported by: redlava Owned by:
Priority: undecided Milestone: 1.4.3
Component: selector Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: attribute selector numeric Cc:
Blocking: Blocked by:


I attempted to use the following selector but I was unable to select an object with a numeric attribute such as "1"


If I prefix the value attribute and the selector with a character it works correctly. Do numeric attributes need to be escaped in some way or am I missing something? I am aware that some attributes must not start with a number be I don't believe this is true for the input value attribute.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by redlava

My previous example was actually incorrect, it should have read:


comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by dfens

it works properly

<script language="javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.js"></script>
$(document).ready(function() {

  <input value="a" type="text"/>
<input value="1" type="text"/>


comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by addyosmani

  • Priority set to undecided
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

It would appear that in your original example (as well as in the follow up from a few months ago) you were using incorrect selectors to try selecting both an input with a numeric value as well as an input (of type radio) with a numeric value.

In order to select a radio input element simply use input:radio and you'll be able to do what you're attempting. Similar to what dfens has previously posted, doing this effectively combined with the :radio selector should solve the problem:

input:radio[value=1] for example

Please see here for a Live test case  http://jsfiddle.net/6ar5c/

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