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Jquery Combining selectors

Consider following DOM Structure

<ul class="parentUl">
 <li> Level 1
 <ul class="childUl">
 <li>Level 1-1 <span> Item - 1 </span></li>
 <li>Level 1-1 <span> Item - 2 </span></li>
 <li> Level 2
 <ul class="childUl">
 <li>Level 2-1 <span> Item - 1 </span></li>
 <li>Level 2-1 <span> Item - 1 </span></li>

Descendant and child selectors

Given a parent
    - parentUl find its descendants (
  • ),

    1. Simple $('parent child')

    >> $('ul.parentUl li')

    This gets all matching descendants of the specified ancestor all levels down.

    2. > - $('parent > child')

    >> $('ul.parentUl > li')

    This finds all matching children (only 1st level down).

    3. Context based selector - $('child','parent')

    >> $('li','ul.parentUl')

    This works same as 1. above.

    4. find() - $('parent').find('child')

    >> $('ul.parentUl').find('li')

    This works same as 1. above.

    5. children() - $('parent').find('child')

    >> $('ul.parentUl').children('li')

    This works same as 2. above.

    Other combinators

    Group Selector : ","
    Select all < ul > elements AND all < li > elements AND all < span > elements :

    $('ul, li, span')

    Multiples selector : "" (no character)

    Select all < ul > elements with class parentUl :


    Adjacent Sibling Selector : "+"
    Select all < li > elements that are placed immediately after another < li > element:

    $('li + li')

    General Sibling Selector : "~"

    Select all < li > elements that are siblings of other < li > elements:

    $('li ~ li')


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