jQuery Selectors Advanced

The jQuery nth-child is used to select all elements that are ntg-child of of their parent. The nth-child(n) is “1-indexed”, meaning the “n” is counting starts at 1. Because jQuery's implementation of :nth-child(n) is strictly derived from the CSS specification, the value of n is "1-indexed", meaning that the counting starts at 1. For all other selector expressions, however, jQuery follows JavaScript's "0-indexed" counting.

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