This week's book giveaway is in the Big Data forum.
We're giving away four copies of Elasticsearch in Action and have Radu Gheorghe & Matthew Lee Hinman on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes HTML, CSS and JavaScript and the fly likes Question about first-child JQuery selector Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Elasticsearch in Action this week in the Big Data forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Bookmark "Question about first-child JQuery selector" Watch "Question about first-child JQuery selector" New topic

Question about first-child JQuery selector

Hussein Baghdadi
clojure forum advocate

Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 3479

I'm reading the second chapter of "JQuery In Action"
To get languages names, this selector is used:

table#languages tbody td:first-child

tbody contains four <tr> and each <tr> contains three <td>
Why the previous selector get the first <td> of each <tr>?
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15379
Not sure if this answers your question:

:first matches only a single element
:first-child matches an element for each of its parents

subject: Question about first-child JQuery selector