jQuery.escapeSelector( selector )Returns: Selector
Description: Escapes any character that has a special meaning in a CSS selector.
version added: 3.0jQuery.escapeSelector( selector )
- selectorType: SelectorA string containing a selector expression to escape.
This method is useful for situations where a class name or an ID contains characters that have a special meaning in CSS, such as the dot or the semicolon.
The method is essentially a shim for the CSS Working Group's CSS.escape() method. The main difference is that
$.escapeSelector() can be reliably used in all of jQuery's supported browsers.
Escape an ID containing a hash.
$.escapeSelector( "#target" ); // "\#target"
Select all the elements having a class name of
.box inside a
$( "div" ).find( "." + $.escapeSelector( ".box" ) );