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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