Attribute Starts With Selector [name^=”value”]

attributeStartsWith selector

Description: Selects elements that have the specified attribute with a value beginning exactly with a given string.

  • 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 can be useful for identifying elements in pages produced by server-side frameworks that produce HTML with systematic element IDs. However it will be slower than using a class selector so leverage classes, if you can, to group like elements.


Finds all inputs with an attribute name that starts with 'news' and puts text in them.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>attributeStartsWith demo</title>
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.0.js"></script>
<input name="newsletter">
<input name="milkman">
<input name="newsboy">
$( "input[name^='news']" ).val( "news here!" );


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