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CSS [attribute*=value] Selector

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The [attribute*=”str”] selector is used to select those elements whose attribute value contains the specified substring str. This sub-string could be at the start, end, or in middle of the class.


element [attribute*="str"] {
    // CSS Property

Example: In this example, the selected <p> elements with the class containing “for” will have a green background and white text color, as defined by the corresponding CSS rules.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        CSS [attribute*="str"] Selector
    <!-- CSS property -->
        p[class*="for"] {
            background: green;
            color: white;
    <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>


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by [attribute*=value] Selector is listed below:

  • Google Chrome 4.0
  • Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Apple Safari 3.2
  • Opera 9.6
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Last Updated : 04 Jul, 2023
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