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Escaping characters in CSS selectors.

Description

The jQuery.escapeSelector() method is used to escape characters with special meanings in a CSS selector.

The jQuery.escapeSelector() method was added in jQuery 3.0.

Syntax

Signature Description
jQuery.escapeSelector( selector )A class to look for.

Parameters

Parameter Description Type
selectorA string containing a CSS or jQuery selector.Selector

Return

A Selector object.

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Escape characters with special meanings in a CSS selector.

In the example below when we press the button the text is appended to '.div1' .


$(function(){
    $( "#" + $.escapeSelector( ".div1" ) ).append('We escaped the . Example 1 <br />');
    $( "div" ).find( "#" + $.escapeSelector( ".div1" ) ).append('We escaped the . Example 2 <br />');
});

div1. Some initial text.

Press the button below to action the above code:

Related Tutorials

jQuery Basic Tutorials - Lesson 10 - General CSS Properties