Endy Tjahjono Endy Tjahjono - 6 months ago 52
jQuery Question

Select link by text (exact match)

Using jQuery, I want to select a link that contains exactly some kind of text. For example:

<p><a>This One</a></p>
<p><a>"This One?"</a></p>

I have tried this:

$('a:contains("This One")')

But it picks the first AND the second link. I just want the first link, which contains exactly "This One". How can I do that?


You can do this:

$('a').filter(function(index) { return $(this).text() === "This One"; });

Reference: http://api.jquery.com/filter/