Trouble with finding class element names in Javascript


I’m trying to grab the Names of some Class Elements in a document (there are several of them) and rotate through them.

The HTML code of the site looks like this:

<div class="parent">
   <div class="item">
      <a class="item-name" href="">Relevant Item</a>

If I wanted to grab the URL I know the solution already:

function searchItem(itemname) {
    listings = $(".item-name");
    for(var i = 0; i < links.length; i++) {
        element = listing[i];
        if(element.href.indexOf(itemname) !== -1) {
            return true; 

In this case however, I don’t want to compare the URL against another URL, I need to grab the Title off the "item-name" class as String and compare it to other Strings.

How can I manage to do this? I have tried a few things already, like listings = $(".market-name market-link").text();.


function searchItem(itemname) {

    if($('a.item-name:contains("' + itemname + '")').length) {
        return true;


Answered By – jezrael

Answer Checked By – Jay B. (AngularFixing Admin)

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