Attribute Contains Prefix Selector [name|=value]

attributeContainsPrefix selector

version added: 1.0jQuery('[attribute|=value]')

  • attribute
    An attribute name.
    An attribute value. Quotes are optional.

Description: 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 (-).

This selector was introduced into the CSS specification to handle language attributes.


Finds all links with an hreflang attribute that is english.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <script src=""></script>
                         <a href="example.html" hreflang="en">Some text</a> 
                          <a href="example.html" hreflang="en-UK">Some other text</a>
<script>$('a[hreflang|=en]').css('border','3px dotted green');</script>