Use jquery to find the page number

I have an issue where I need to disable to drop down when the page number is greater than 1.

Using the Inspector, here is the html for the universal page widget.

<a href="javascript:__doPostBack('p$lt$ctl07$pageplaceholder$p$lt$ctl01$RowLayout$RowLayout_3$UniversalPager$pagerElem','1')">1</a>

As the user clicks through the $pagerElem with change.  I need to use a click event when this anchor is clicked and determine what page it is on and then disable and drop down if the page number > 1

Any ideas on how I can grab the page number from this html.

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does __doPostBack() emit an Ajax request or does the url on the browser change?  Also , are you using some js library?
sherbug1015Author Commented:
The url on the browser does not change, so this is probably an Ajax request.  We are using jquery 1.4 library
get the following useful extensions and save them as "jquery-extras.js":

Then import the file after jquery.  After that you can use:
if( $('a:containsExact(1)').length )

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Complete example below:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

<script type="text/javascript" src="/javascript/jquery-1.4.0.min.js"></script>

<!--  Source: -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="/javascript/jquery-extensions.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
        //upon load, the <select> is disabled if there is an <a> that "equals" 1 -- meaning that it cannot
        // leading or trailing blanks
	if( $('a:containsExact(1)').length )

<a href="javascript:__doPostBack('p$lt$ctl07$pageplaceholder$p$lt$ctl01$RowLayout$RowLayout_3$UniversalPager$pagerElem','1')">1</a>

<select id="states" name="states">
	<option value="">Make a Selection</option>
	<option value="1">Alaska</option>
	<option value="2">Hawaii</option>

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