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Question about first-child JQuery selector

Hussein Baghdadi
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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: 15385
Not sure if this answers your question:

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

I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Question about first-child JQuery selector
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition