jQuery selectors with meta-characters

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Published on 2010-03-21T23:58:47Z Indexed on 2010/03/22 0:01 UTC
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Hello Guys,

I'm having problem selecting an element with an id like this <li ="0f:Bactidol_Recorder.mp4">.

I tried using the function that escapes meta-characters with two backslashes below from this jquery link but still can't select the element

Function:

function jq(myid) { 
   return '#' + myid.replace(/(:|\.)/g,'\\$1');
}

Example:

$(jq('0fb:Bactidol_Recorder.mp4')).empty()

Output:

$(#0fb\\:Bactidol_Recorder\\.mp4).empty();

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