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This command returns a single HTML or XML element with the given id. This means it is actually a shortcut for <code>document.getElementById()</code>.
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This command returns a single HTML or XML element with the given id. This means it is actually a shortcut for <code>[https://developer.mozilla.org/en/DOM/document.getElementById document.getElementById()]</code>.
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If the JavaScript on the page already defines <code>$</code> for something else (like e.g. jQuery does), it will not be overwritten by this command.
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== Syntax ==
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<source lang="javascript">
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$(selector)
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</source>
== Parameters ==
== Parameters ==
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=== id ===
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=== selector ===
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Id of the element to return.
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Selector used to match the element to return. This follows the syntax of <code>document.querySelector()</code>. '''(required)'''
== Examples ==
== Examples ==
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<source lang="javascript">
<source lang="javascript">
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$("element")
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$("#element")
</source>
</source>
This returns the element with the id <code>element</code>.
This returns the element with the id <code>element</code>.
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== See also ==
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* [[Command Line API]]

Revision as of 15:13, 10 December 2012

This command returns a single HTML or XML element with the given id. This means it is actually a shortcut for document.getElementById().

If the JavaScript on the page already defines $ for something else (like e.g. jQuery does), it will not be overwritten by this command.

Contents

Syntax

$(selector)

Parameters

selector

Selector used to match the element to return. This follows the syntax of document.querySelector(). (required)

Examples

$("#element")

This returns the element with the id element.

See also

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