Attribute Contains Selector [name*=value]

attributeContains selector

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

  • attribute
    An attribute name.
    value
    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.

Example:

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

<!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>

Demo: