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.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script> </head> <body> <input name="man-news" /> <input name="milkman" /> <input name="letterman2" /> <input name="newmilk" /> <script>$("input[name*='man']").val("has man in it!");</script> </body> </html>