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jQuery - CSS Multiple Elements E, F, G Selector

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This Multiple Elements selector selects the combined results of all the specified selectors E, F or G.

You can specify any number of selectors to combine into a single result. Here order of the DOM elements in the jQuery object aren't necessarily identical.


Here is the simple syntax to use this selector:

 $('E, F, G,....')


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

  • E: Any valid selector

  • F: Any valid selector

  • G: Any valid selector

  • ....


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


  • $('div, p'): selects all the elements matched by div or p.

  • $('p strong, .myclass'): selects all elements matched by strong that are descendants of an element matched by p as well as all elements that have a class of myclass.

  • $('p strong, #myid'): selects a single elements matched by strong that is descendant of an element matched by p as well as element whose id is myid.

Following example would select elements with class ID big and element with ID divid3:

<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 elements = $(".big, #divid3");
      for( i=0; i<elements.length; i++ ){
         alert("Found element: " + elements[i].innerHTML);


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

<div class="medium" 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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