Element Selector (“element”)

element selector

version added: 1.0jQuery('element')

  • element
    An element to search for. Refers to the tagName of DOM nodes.

Description: Selects all elements with the given tag name.

JavaScript's getElementsByTagName() function is called to return the appropriate elements when this expression is used.

Example:

Finds every DIV element.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>
  div,span {
    width: 60px;
    height: 60px;
    float:left;
    padding: 10px;
    margin: 10px;
    background-color: #EEEEEE;
  }
  </style>
  <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
	<div>DIV1</div>

  <div>DIV2</div>
  <span>SPAN</span>
<script>$("div").css("border","9px solid red");</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: