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jQuery * Selector

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Example

Select all elements inside the document:

$("*")
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Definition and Usage

The * selector selects all elements in the document, including html, head and body.

If the * selector is used together with another element, it selects all child elements within the specified element.

Tip: The * selector can be heavy to process for some browsers.


Syntax

$("*")

Examples

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Select all elements inside <body>
Use the * selector to select all elements inside the <body> element.


❮ jQuery Selectors