get href from a jquery variable

I have a var tab that consists of this on google console

<li class>
<a href="#App1" role="tab" data-toggle="tab" aria-expanded="false">Applicant 1></a>

my question is how can I get the href (#App1) to a string, I have 3 of these tabs and I need the name of the href.

thank you
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Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
To get the href in general you'd use:

$('li a').attr('href');

You'll need a way to indentify which hrefs you need to get, and you haven't given enough info for us to show that.

You'll probably need to give us some more info for specific an answer, and maybe show more of your code.

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mgmhicksAuthor Commented:
Hi, I tried then $(tab li a).attr('href') and it came back undefined.  Remember tab object is already
<li class>
 <a href="#App1" role="tab" data-toggle="tab" aria-expanded="false">Applicant 1></a>

It comes from the partial code


            onTabClick: function (tab, navigation, index) {
                var myform = $(this).html;

Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:

$(tab li a).attr('href') is not a valid selected. First of all, your selector should be in quotes, and secondly, tab is not a valid html element, so it won't work.

It's possible that your script is changing the HTML, so that the href is no longer in an LI.

Like I said, we'll need to see the code - preferably in a working page. jQuery works on the generated HTML, so that's what we'd need to see.
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