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jQuery parent > child Selector

❮ jQuery Selectors

Example

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

$("div > span")
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Definition and Usage

The ("parent > child") selector selects all elements that are a direct child of the specified element.


Syntax

("parent > child")

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

Try it Yourself - Example

Select all <li> elements that are a direct child of an <ul> element
How to select all <li> elements that are a direct child of an <ul> element with a classname.


❮ jQuery Selectors