Attribute Not Equal Selector [name!=”value”]

attributeNotEqual selector

Description: Select elements that either don't have the specified attribute, or do have the specified attribute but not with a certain value.

  • version added: 1.0jQuery( "[attribute!='value']" )

    attribute: An attribute name.

    value: An attribute value. Can be either a valid identifier or a quoted string.

This selector is equivalent to :not([attr='value']).

Additional Notes:

  • Because [name!="value"] is a jQuery extension and not part of the CSS specification, queries using [name!="value"] cannot take advantage of the performance boost provided by the native DOM querySelectorAll() method. For better performance in modern browsers, use $( "your-pure-css-selector" ).not( "[name='value']" ) instead.


Finds all inputs that don't have the name 'newsletter' and appends text to the span next to it.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>attributeNotEqual demo</title>
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
  <input type="radio" name="newsletter" value="Hot Fuzz">
  <span>name is newsletter</span>
  <input type="radio" value="Cold Fusion">
  <span>no name</span>
  <input type="radio" name="accept" value="Evil Plans">
  <span>name is accept</span>
$( "input[name!='newsletter']" ).next().append( "<b>; not newsletter</b>" );


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