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XML DOM getElementsByTagName() Method


Element Object Reference Element Object

Definition and Usage

The getElementsByTagName() method returns a NodeList of all a elements with a specified name.

Syntax

getElementsByTagName(name)

Parameter Description
name A string that specifies the tagname to search for. The value "*" matches all tags


Example

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and gets the value of all <title> elements:

Example

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");

x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('title');
for (i=0;i<x.length;i++)
{
document.write(x[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue);
document.write("
");
}

Output:

Everyday Italian
Harry Potter
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