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jQuery parent descendant Selector

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Example

Select all <span> elements that are descendants of a <div> element:

$("div span")

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Definition and Usage

The ("parent descendant") selector selects all elements that are descendants of a specified element.

A descendant of an element could be a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc, of that element.


Syntax

("parent descendant")

Parameter Description
parent Required. Specifies the parent element to be selected
descendant Required. Specifies the descendant element (of the specified parent element) to be selected


Examples

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Select all <li> elements that are descendants of an <ul> element
How to select all <li> elements that are descendants of an <ul> element.


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