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jQuery :contains() Selector

❮ jQuery Selectors

Example

Select all <p> elements containing "is":

$("p:contains(is)")
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Definition and Usage

The :contains() selector selects elements containing the specified string.

The string can be contained directly in the element as text, or in a child element.

This is mostly used together with another selector to select the elements containing the text in a group (like in the example above).

Note: The text is case sensitive.


Syntax

$(":contains(text)")

Parameter Description
text Required. Specifies the text to find

❮ jQuery Selectors