Standard CSS3 Selectors

Here’s a table with all the standard CSS3 selectors. This is a really great reference and this can be used to either query nodes using dojo.query or to use in a browser which supports these. Most modern browsers do, IE versions will have quirks as usual so don’t rely on this in Internet Explorer 8 and below. Also, this table is from the above linked dojo.query page, I just find it very useful to have it handy during programming.

* any element
E an element of type E
E[foo] an E element with a “foo” attribute
E[foo=”bar”] an E element whose “foo” attribute value is exactly equal to “bar”
E[foo~=”bar”] an E element whose “foo” attribute value is a list of space-separated values, one of which is exactly equal to “bar”
E[foo^=”bar”] an E element whose “foo” attribute value begins exactly with the string “bar”
E[foo$=”bar”] an E element whose “foo” attribute value ends exactly with the string “bar”
E[foo*=”bar”] an E element whose “foo” attribute value contains the substring “bar”
E[hreflang|=”en”] an E element whose “hreflang” attribute has a hyphen-separated list of values beginning (from the left) with “en”
E:root an E element, root of the document
E:nth-child(n) an E element, the n-th child of its parent
E:nth-last-child(n) an E element, the n-th child of its parent, counting from the last one
E:nth-of-type(n) an E element, the n-th sibling of its type
E:nth-last-of-type(n) an E element, the n-th sibling of its type, counting from the last one
E:first-child an E element, first child of its parent
E:last-child an E element, last child of its parent
E:first-of-type an E element, first sibling of its type
E:last-of-type an E element, last sibling of its type
E:only-child an E element, only child of its parent
E:only-of-type an E element, only sibling of its type
E:empty an E element that has no children (including text nodes)
E:link
E:visited an E element being the source anchor of a hyperlink of which the target is not yet visited (:link) or already visited (:visited)
E:active
E:hover
E:focus an E element during certain user actions
E:target an E element being the target of the referring URI
E:lang(fr) an element of type E in language “fr” (the document language specifies how language is determined)
E:enabled
E:disabled a user interface element E which is enabled or disabled
E:checked a user interface element E which is checked (for instance a radio-button or checkbox)
E::first-line the first formatted line of an E element
E::first-letter the first formatted letter of an E element
E::selection the portion of an E element that is currently selected/highlighted by the user
E::before generated content before an E element
E::after generated content after an E element
E.warning an E element whose class is “warning” (the document language specifies how class is determined).
E#myid an E element with ID equal to “myid”.
E:not(s) an E element that does not match simple selector s
E F an F element descendant of an E element
E > F an F element child of an E element
E + F an F element immediately preceded by an E element
E ~ F an F element preceded by an E element
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