jQuery hasAttr Option

So on searching for the elusive hasAttr function in jQuery (which doesn’t exist if you were wondering) I found all the usual !== undefined answers and then thought – We already have a function for this! Just not a simple direct function.

The solution I propose is thus:

$(element).filter("[attrName]").length > 0;

Simple huh? And if you want to extend jQuery then you can use the following:

$.fn.hasAttr = function(attr){
    return this.filter("[" + attr + "]").length > 0;

It will allways work, but the logic for more than one element will be if any one of the elements has the attribute. If you want an allHasAttr function it would go as follows:

$.fn.allHaveAttr = function(attr){
    return this.filter("[" + attr + "]").length == this.length;

About Simeon Cheeseman

I enjoy a wide variety of computer and board games, have a BSc in Computer Science and have played percussion for 18 years.

Posted on August 3, 2012, in Javascript, jQuery and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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