jQuery – Attribute Contains Prefix Selector [name|="value"]

The jQuery selector selects elements that have the specified attribute with a value either equal to a given string or starting with that string followed by a hyphen (-).

Source Code

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
<div attr="en">Div 1 (select this)</div>
<div attr="en-US">Div 2 (select this)</div>
<div attr="english">Div 3 (not selected)</div>
<button>Click Here</button>

jQuery("button").click(function () {
	jQuery('div[attr|="en"]').css("border","2px solid #1E8CBE");


Following example finds all div with an attr attribute that is “en” and create a border around them.

Div 1 (select this)
Div 2 (select this)
Div 3 (not selected)


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