Escapes any character that has a special meaning in a CSS selector.

jQuery.escapeSelector(selector)🡢 Selector

selector SelectorA string containing a selector expression to escape.

This method is useful for situations where a class name or an ID contains characters that have a special meaning in CSS, such as the dot or the semicolon.

The method is essentially a shim for the CSS Working Group's CSS.escape() method. The main difference is that $.escapeSelector() can be reliably used in all of jQuery's supported browsers.

Escape an ID containing a hash.

$.escapeSelector("#target"); // "\#target"

Select all the elements having a class name of .box inside a div.

$("div").find("." + $.escapeSelector(".box"));

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