ngplayground ngplayground - 1 year ago 97
jQuery Question

jQuery selector by xlink


This is what I currently have to select each item that has the xlink of
and turn it grey and turn

How would I be able to change the above to select any
and give it a class?

I have tried
$('a[xlink:href]').attr('class', 'yellow');
but this doesn't give them a class of

Answer Source

xlink can be found in xml tags and are tricky to select as they are in another namespace.

You can try to loop through all the elements and modify the DOM element className

var $elements = $('a[xlink\\:href]');
$elements.each(function(index, element) {
    element.className = 'my-new-class';

UPDATE: The current selector should returns null as it's an issue of namespace. We can fix this namespace using the special selector a[*|xlink] Stack Overflow post reference

We know that it's SVG, so to change SVG object classes, we have to use attr function on them. If you just want to select all the links inside your SVG elements I'd got with something like this:

var $svg = $('svg');
var $elements = $('a[*|xlink]', $svg);  // Select all a xlink attributes inside svg object

$elements.each(function(index, element) {
    $(element).attr('class', 'my-new-class');  // force class attribute


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