How to compare two HTML elements

You can use:


In your specific example:

var divs = $(".a");
if ( divs.get(0).isEqualNode(divs.get(1)) ) alert("Same");

The DOM Level 3 Core Spec has all the details. Essentially this returns true of the two nodes have matching attributes, descendents, and the descendents’ attributes.

There’s a similar .isSameNode() that returns true only if both elements are the same node. In your example, these are not the same nodes, but they are equal nodes.

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