Attribute Contains Word Selector [name~=”value”]

attributeContainsWord selector

Description: Selects elements that have the specified attribute with a value containing a given word, delimited by spaces.

  • 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 matches the test string against each word in the attribute value, where a "word" is defined as a string delimited by whitespace. The selector matches if the test string is exactly equal to any of the words.


Finds all inputs with a name attribute that contains the word 'man' and sets the value with some text.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>attributeContainsWord demo</title>
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.0.js"></script>
<input name="man-news">
<input name="milk man">
<input name="letterman2">
<input name="newmilk">
$( "input[name~='man']" ).val( "mr. man is in it!" );


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