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jQuery - CSS Element ID Selector

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The element ID selector selects a single element with the given id attribute.


Here is the simple syntax to use this selector:



Here is the description of all the parameters used by this selector:


Like any other jQuery selector, this selector also returns an array filled with the found element.


Following example would select second division and display its content:

<title>The Selecter Example</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/jquery/jquery-1.3.2.min.js">
<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">

   $(document).ready(function() {
      var divs = $("#divid2");
      alert("Found Division: " + divs[0].innerHTML);


<div class="div1" id="divid1">
  <p class="para1" id="pid1">This is first paragraph.</p>
  <p class="para2" id="pid2">This is second paragraph.</p>
  <p class="para3" id="pid3">This is third paragraph.</p>
<br />

<div class="div2" id="divid2">
  <p>This is second division of the DOM.</p>
<br />

<div class="div3" id="divid3">
  <p>This is a para inside third division</p>


To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.

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