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CSS CSS Selectors Going Further with Attribute Selectors and Pseudo-Classes Substring Matching Attribute Selectors - "Contains"

Ker Sing Tan
Ker Sing Tan
10,572 Points

'substring' vs 'value'

Is substring means the value of an attribute?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,136 Points

An attribute might have a string value, but that would be an entire string. A "substring" is just a part of a string.

For example, in a string containing the word "balloon", one possible substring of it would be "all". So if we had a "contains" selector for class like this:

div[class*="all"] { }

This would match a div element that had the class "balloon", but it would also match one with a class of "fallout" or "wall".