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HTML DOM Element matches()

Examples

Does the element match a CSS selector?

const element = document.getElementById("demo");
let answer = element.matches(".container");
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Does the element match one of two selectors?:

const element = document.getElementById("demo");
let answer = element.matches(".container, .wrapper");
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Definition and Usage

The matches() method returns true if an element matches a specific CSS selector(s).

The matches() method returns false if not.



Syntax

element.matches(selectors)

Parameters

Parameter Description
selectors Required.
One or more (comma separeted) CSS selectors to match.
The returned element is the first found in the document.

See our Complete CSS Selectors Reference.

Return Value

Type Description
Booleantrue - The element matches the CSS selector.
false - The element does not match the CSS selector.

Browser Support

The first browser versions that fully support the matches() method:

Chrome
33
Edge
15
Firefox
34
Safari
7
Opera
21
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