Attribute Starts With Selector [name^=”value”]

The [attribute*=value] selector selects each element with a specific attribute, with a value containing a string

attribute Starts With selector

Description: Selects elements that have the specified attribute with a value beginning exactly with a given string.


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

This selector can be useful for identifying elements in pages produced by server-side frameworks that produce HTML with systematic element IDs. However it will be slower than using a class selector so leverage classes, if you can, to group like elements.


Finds all inputs with an attribute name that starts with ‘news’ and puts text in them.

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

<input name="newsletter">
<input name="milkman">
<input name="newsboy">

$ ("input[name^='news']" ).val( "news here!");



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