jQuery: Select links that do not contain a period.

Posted on 2013-06-07
Last Modified: 2013-06-07
Using jQuery, how can I add a condition so that this is not matched if the link contains a period?

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {

    $('a[href]').each(function () {

    $('a[href]').not('[href^="http"],[href^="mailto:"],[href^="/"],[href^="#"]').each(function () {





<a href="#hello">Yellow</a>
<a href="world">Red</a>
<a href="">Yellow</a>
<a href="/">Yellow</a>
<a href="test.html">Yellow</a>



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Question by:hankknight
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leakim971 earned 400 total points
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by:Ishaan Rawat
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Try this...

$("a[href*="."]").each(function() {
     // do as your wish with the a elements having . in their href...

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or if you just want to add CSS... then you can do that by CSS to..

     // do as your wish with the a elements having . in their href...

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