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    Assign an element that contains a string pattern to a variable?

    Let say there is a html element like

    ...
    <h2>
    ...dummyunique....
    </h2>
    ....

    How can I find and assign the "h2" element to a variable?

    I need something like

    var node = document.getParentElementByPattern("dummyunique")[0];

    If jQuery helps I can use this library. However

    var node = $("h2:contains('dummyunique')");

    does not work either

    So how else can I assign it?

    Peter

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    the jQuery you posted works fine, you're probably just running it before the html is parsed. use a ready() event or move the script tags to the bottom of the <body>
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