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CSS [attribute^=value] Selector

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The [attribute^=value] selector is used to select those elements whose attribute value begins with a given attribute.

Syntax:

[attribute^=value] {
    // CSS Property
}

Example: In this example, The CSS selector p[class^=”for”] targets <p> elements with a class attribute that starts with “for” and applies a green background color and white text color.

html

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        CSS [attribute^="value"] Selector
    </title>
 
    <!-- CSS property -->
    <style>
        p[class^="for"] {
            background: green;
            color: white;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h2>[attribute^=value] Selector</h2>
 
    <p class="GeeksforGeeks">GeeksforGeeks</p>
    <p class="forGeeks">A computer science portal</p>
    <p class="Geeks">Sudo GATE</p>
    <p class="for">Sudo placement</p>
</body>
 
</html>

                    

Output:

CSS attribute Selector example output gfg

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by [attribute^=value] selectors are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 4.0
  • Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Safari 3.2
  • Opera 9.6

Last Updated : 04 Jul, 2023
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