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JavaScript Introduction to jQuery Hello, jQuery! Filtering Matched Elements

Vic Mercier
Vic Mercier
3,276 Points

The not() method remove elements?

I am not sure about this method?

2 Answers

Aydın Çağrı Dumlu
Aydın Çağrı Dumlu
6,573 Points

No it is not for removing elements. This method is used for select the elements that do not match the criteria are returned from the selection.

David Kanwisher
David Kanwisher
9,751 Points

Let's say you have 5 list items on your HTML page:

<li>item 1</li>
<li>item 2</li>
<li>item 3</li>
<li id="special">item 4</li>
<li>item 5</li>

If you were to type:


it will select all 5 of your list items
so in turn if we were to say


it would give all 5 of our list items bold text

if we said


it would return 4 out of the 5 list items, but it would not include the one with the id of "special"
Using our previous example we can chain these to say:


and now all EXCEPT number 4 have bold text