Attribute Not Equal Selector [name!=”value”]

Description: Select elements that either don’t have the specified attribute, or do have the specified attribute but not with a certain value.


attribute: An attribute name.

value: An attribute value Can be either a valid identifier or a quoted string. 

The selector is equivalent to : not ([attr=’value’])

Additional Notes:

  • Because [name!=”value”] is a jQuery extension and not part of the CSS specification, queries using [name!=”value”] cannot take advantage of the performance boost providing by the native DOM query Selectpr All () method. For better performance in modern browsers, use $(“your-pure-CSS-Selector”).not(“[name=’value’]”) instead.


Finds all inputs that don’t have the name ‘newsletter’ and appends text to the span next to it.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>attributeNotEqual demo</title>
    <script src=""></script>

    <input type="radio" name="newsletter" value="Hot Fuzz">
    <span>name is newsletter</span>
    <input type="radio" value="Cold Fusion">
     <span>no name</span>
    <input type="radio" name="accept" value="Evil Plans">
    <span>name is accept</span>

$( "input[name!='newsletter']").next().append( "<b>;not newsletter</b>");



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