jQuery not() Method
Return all <p> elements that do not have the class name "intro":
Definition and Usage
The not() method returns elements that do not match a certain criteria.
This method lets you specify a criteria. Elements that do not match the criteria are returned from the selection, and those that match will be removed.
This method is often used to remove one or more elements from a group of selected elements.
Tip: The not() method is the opposite of the filter() method.
|criteria||Optional. Specifies a selector expression, a jQuery object or one or more elements to be removed from a group of selected elements.
Tip: To specify multiple criteria, use comma.
|function(index)||Optional. Specifies a function to run for each element in a group. If it returns true, the element is removed. Otherwise, the element is kept.
Try it Yourself - Examples
all <p> elements that are not even
Using the :even selector together with not() to return all <p> elements that are not even.
How to return all <p> elements that do not have the class "intro" and id "outro".
a jQuery object
How to return all <p> elements that do not have the class "intro" inside of a <div> element, with a jQuery object.
How to return all <p> elements that do not have the id "intro", with a DOM element.
Using a function
How use a function to select all <p> elements that do not have two <span> elements inside of them.