Javascript: replacing document.all()

I have to replace the line below:
var cells = document.all("cell_1_0");
Does this return an array of elements of all the elements with id=cell_1_0 ?

Using JQuery: can i simply replace this line with:
var cells = $("*[id^=cell_1_0]");
Does this return an array of elements of all the elements that start with id=cell_1_0 ?
The reason i have  the ^ is just to include more ids that start with cell_1_0

Is there a pure Javascript way of doing this also?
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
you might be able to use
var elements = document.querySelectorAll('[id^=cell_1_0');

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This should return the equivalent of jQuerys "id starts with" selector.


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renisenbbAuthor Commented:
Hi Rainer,

I found out that the following returns an HTMLCollection object.
 var cells = document.all("cell_1_0");

And this returns an array object. So i'm not sure if it's compatible with the above.
var cells = $("*[id^=cell_1_0]");

Does this return an HTMLCollection object too?
var elements = document.querySelectorAll('[id^=cell_1_0');
Julian HansenCommented:
According to Microsofts page here
and here

Deprecated in favour of getElementByID

If not working post your html so we can see in context.
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