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jQuery to add class to link list item based on href value

Hi all,

if I have the following code:

<ul>
<li><a href="/some-page">Some Page</a></li>
<li><a href="/another-page">Another Page</a></li>
</ul>

How can I use jQuery to add the class "selected" to the li based on the href="/another-page".

So jQuery scans the list, if the href value equals "/another-page" then add the selected class to the li element so I would then have the following code:

<ul>
<li><a href="/some-page">Some Page</a></li>
<li class="selected"><a href="/another-page">Another Page</a></li>
</ul>

Thanks for your help.

GW.
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GhostWerx
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Chad HaneyChief Technology OfficerCommented:
This should work.
$(document).ready(function(){
	$('a').each(
		function(){
			if($(this).attr('href')=="/another-page"){
			$(this).addClass("selected");
			}
	});
});

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Chad HaneyChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Oh sorry just realized you want the class on the li not the anchor tag.
$(document).ready(function(){
	$('ul a').each(
		function(){
			if($(this).attr('href')=="/another-page"){
			$(this).parent().addClass("selected");
			}
	});
});

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hieloCommented:

$("li a[href='/another-page']").parent().addClass("selected")

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GhostWerxAuthor Commented:
Thanks heaps.
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