JavaScript jQuery Basics Working with jQuery Collections Changing Element Properties

Ming Chi Wong
Ming Chi Wong
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The purpose of $('a[href$=".pdf"]'); ?

I don't quite understand what, ("a[href$=".pdf"]" ); part means?

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Let's break that expression down into parts:

$(                 );  // create a jQuery object
  'a              '    // by selecting anchor elements (links)
    [            ]     // brackets select by attribute
     href              // look at the "href" attribute
         $=            // check the last part of it
           ".pdf"      // see if it matches ".pdf"

So, all together, what this code does is "find all links that have an "href" attribute that ends in ".pdf" and return the collection of them as a jQuery object."