Attribute Contains Selector [name*=value]

attributeContains 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 containing the a given substring.

This is the most generous of the jQuery attribute selectors that match against a value. It will select an element if the selector's string appears anywhere within the element's attribute value. Compare this selector with the Attribute Contains Word selector (e.g. [attr~=word]), which is more appropriate in many cases.


Finds all inputs with a name attribute that contains 'man' and sets the value with some text.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <script src=""></script>
	<input name="man-news" />

  <input name="milkman" />
  <input name="letterman2" />
  <input name="newmilk" />
<script>$("input[name*='man']").val("has man in it!");</script>