Substring [*=] Attribute Selector New for Windows Internet Explorer 7

Matches the specified substring of an attribute value.


HTML [att*=val] { sRules }
Scripting N/A

Possible Values

att Must be either an Identifier or a String.
val Must be either an Identifier or a String.
sRules String that specifies one or more Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) attribute/value pairs.


This selector is available as of Internet Explorer 7.

This property is enabled only in standards-compliant mode (strict !DOCTYPE).

Attributes are case-sensitive.


The following style rule selects any attribute that contains the value "ai" within it.

    .test        { display:none; }
    [attr*="ai"] { display:block; }

<div class="test" attr="Contains">Test for [*=] (Substring) succeeded.</div>

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Standards Information

This selector is defined in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Level 3 (CSS3).

See Also

Class Selector, Equality [=] Attribute Selector, Existence [] Attribute Selector, Hyphen [|=] Attribute Selector, ID Selector, Prefix [^=] Attribute Selector, Suffix [$=] Attribute Selector, Type Selector, Universal (*) Selector, Whitespace [~=] Attribute Selector