Jquery – In jQuery, are there any function that similar to html() or text() but return the whole content of matched component

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For example, if the match is <div class="class1">Hello world</div>, I need to return

<div class="class1">Hello world</div>

not just "Hello world".

Thanks!

Best Solution

There's no built-in function for getting the outerHTML, but you can use this:

jQuery.fn.outerHTML = function(s) {
return (s)
  ? this.before(s).remove()
  : jQuery("<p>").append(this.eq(0).clone()).html();
} 

Then in your selector:
$('.class1').outerHTML() will give you what you are looking for.

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