Welcome to the ultimate battle of the selectors! In one corner, we have
querySelector(), the lightweight, single-target champion. In the other corner, we have the heavy-hitting
querySelectorAll(), capable of finding multiple elements at once. Let's see who comes out on top in this epic showdown!
querySelector() is like that one friend who's great in a one-on-one situation
but gets overwhelmed at parties. It returns the first element that matches the specified CSS selector
within a given document.
element = document.querySelector(selector);
// Example 1 - Selecting a Single Element const singleElement = document.querySelector('#myElement'); // Example 2 - Nesting Selectors const nestedElement = document.querySelector('ul#myList li.active');
querySelectorAll() is the life of the party! It grabs all the elements that match a
In the battle of
there's no clear winner. It all depends on your specific needs:
querySelector(): The quick and nimble fighter that goes straight for the first match,
sparing no time.
querySelectorAll(): The powerhouse that collects all the matches, a bit slow if there are
querySelector(): Simplicity itself; grab the first one and call it a day.
querySelectorAll(): Returns a NodeList with all the matches, you'll need a loop to deal with
querySelector(): Precise and targeted, finds the first element that matches your query.
querySelectorAll(): Grabs everything that fits the bill, a bit indiscriminate.
In the battle of
querySelectorAll(), there's no clear
winner. It all depends on your specific needs:
querySelector() if you're looking for just one special element or you're in a hurry.
querySelectorAll() when you want to party with a whole bunch of elements or need to deal
with multiple matches.