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#6379 closed bug (worksforme)

Opened March 31, 2010 01:28AM UTC

Closed October 03, 2010 12:41AM UTC

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:
Blocked by: Blocking:

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.

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Changed March 31, 2010 01:44AM UTC by redlava comment:1

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


Changed September 08, 2010 01:49PM UTC by dfens comment:2

it works properly

<script language="javascript" src=""></script>
$(document).ready(function() {

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


Changed October 03, 2010 12:41AM UTC by addyosmani comment:3

priority: → undecided
resolution: → worksforme
status: newclosed

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