jQuery - Element Name Selector


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Description

The element selector selects all the elements that have a tag name of T.

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to use this selector −

 $('tagname')

Parameters

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

  • tagname − Any standard HTML tag name like div, p, em, img, li etc.

Returns

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

Example

  • $('p') − Selects all elements with a tag name of p in the document.

  • $('div') − Selects all elements with a tag name of div in the document.

Following example would select all the divisions and will apply yellow color to their background −

<html>
   <head>
      <title>The Selecter Example</title>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js">
      </script>
   
      <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
            /* This would select all the divisions */
            $("div").css("background-color", "yellow");
         });
      </script>
   </head>
	
   <body>

      <div class="big" id="div1">
         <p>This is first division of the DOM.</p>
      </div>

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

      <div class="small" id="div3">
         <p>This is third division of the DOM</p>
      </div>

   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce following result −


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