Selectors

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A selector is a chain of simple selectors, separated by combinators. Selectors are case insensitive (including against elements, attributes, and attribute values).

The universal selector (*) is implicit when no element selector is supplied (i.e. *.header and .header is equivalent).

PatternMatchesExample
*any element*
tagelements with the given tag namediv
ns|Eelements of type E in the namespace nsfb|name finds <fb:name> elements
#idelements with attribute ID of "id"div#wrap, #logo
.classelements with a class name of "class"div.left, .result
[attr]elements with an attribute named "attr" (with any value)a[href], [title]
[^attrPrefix]elements with an attribute name starting with "attrPrefix". Use to find elements with HTML5 datasets[^data-], div[^data-]
[attr=val]elements with an attribute named "attr", and value equal to "val"img[width=500], a[rel=nofollow]
[attr="val"]elements with an attribute named "attr", and value equal to "val"span[hello="Cleveland"][goodbye="Columbus"], a[rel="nofollow"]
[attr^=valPrefix]elements with an attribute named "attr", and value starting with "valPrefix"a[href^=http:]
[attr$=valSuffix]elements with an attribute named "attr", and value ending with "valSuffix"img[src$=.png]
[attr*=valContaining]elements with an attribute named "attr", and value containing "valContaining"a[href*=/search/]
[attr~=regex]elements with an attribute named "attr", and value matching the regular expressionimg[src~=(?i)\.(png|jpe?g)]
The above may be combined in any orderdiv.header[title]

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