Appendix E. jQuery Selectors, Objects, and Methods

Chapter 21 gives you a good grounding in using the jQuery JavaScript Library. To help get you started with using jQuery to the best effect, here’s a comprehensive list of the selectors, objects, and methods it uses, a number of which there wasn’t room to introduce in this book, but you are ready for them, because you should now know enough to be able to use them correctly.

Please bear in mind, though, that sometimes new features are added, bugs are fixed, and other features can become deprecated or removed. So you can keep up-to-date with the latest developments, information on deprecated or removed features (not detailed here), and newer releases of jQuery, at and

jQuery Selectors

Selects all elements.
Selects all elements with the given tag name.
Selects a single element with the given id attribute.
Selects all elements with the given class.
('selector1, selector2, selectorN')
Selects the combined results of all the specified selectors.
('ancestor descendant')
Selects all elements that are descendants of a given ancestor.
('prev + next')
Selects all next elements matching next that are immediately preceded by a sibling prev.
('prev ~ siblings')
Selects all sibling elements that follow after the prev element, have the same parent, and match the filtering siblings selector.
('parent > child')
Selects all direct child elements specified by child of elements specified ...

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