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

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

.attributeStartsWith(attribute, value)

attribute StringAn attribute name.
value StringAn 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.

<input name="newsletter" />
<input name="milkman" />
<input name="newsboy" />
$("input[name^='news']").val("news here!");

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