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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#2640 closed enhancement (invalid)

CSS ~= attribute selector

Reported by: alexpkeaton Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.2.4
Component: core Version: 1.2.3
Keywords: Selectors Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


There should be a ~= selector to select elements with an exact match where attribute values are separated by spaces. For example, suppose I have this HTML fragment:

<div class="button on"></div> <div class="button off"></div>

I would expect to select the "on" element with this:


The *= selector is similar, but fails in this example because the word "button" contains "on". Alternatively, this works:

$("div[class*=button on]");

But that requires attribute values to be in a specific order, which is not desirable.

Best regards,

Nathan Bryan

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by alexpkeaton

This isn't necessary. I found using a selector like ".button.on" will work just fine. I guess I wasn't aware that was possible because IE6 doesn't support that so nobody typically does it that way.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
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