plugging in custom selector in jquery

12Feb09

A line on code speaks for 1000 lines of  explanation 🙂 .. so here it is

jQuery.extend(jQuery.expr[‘:’], {
classStartsWith: function(a, i, m){
var classes = $(a).attr(“className”).split(” “)
var found = false;
for (var i = 0; i < classes.length; i++) { if (classes[i].startsWith(m[3])) { found = true; break; } } return found; } }); [/sourcecode] The above code plugs in a custom selector for matching all the elements which have class starting with a certain string so [sourcecode language='javascript'] $('input:classStartsWith('highlight')') [/sourcecode] a selector like above would select all the input elements with class starting with highlight . I guess the code is pretty straight forward so I'm not going to go exegetic on the code .

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