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What is wrong with this code line "$('#myid.3').text('blah blah!!!');"

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What is wrong with this code line "$('#myid.3').text('blah blah!!!');"
posted Jul 14, 2015 by Shivaranjini

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The problem with above statement is that the selectors is having meta characters and to use any of the meta-characters ( such as !"#$%&'()*+,./:;<=>?@[]^`{|}~ ) as a literal part of a name, it must be escaped with with two backslashes: \. For example, an element with id="foo.bar", can use the selector $("#foo\.bar").
So the correct syntax is,

$('#myid\.3').text('blah blah!!!');

answer Jul 21, 2015 by Karthick.c
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