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XML DOM attributes Property


Element Object Reference Element Object

Definition and Usage

The attributes property returns a NamedNodeMap (attribute list) containing the attributes of the selected node

If the selected node is not an element, this property returns NULL.

Syntax

elementNode.attributes


Tips and Notes

Tip: This property only works on element nodes.


Example 1

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and gets the number of attributes in the first <title> element in "books.xml":

Example

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");

x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("book")[0].attributes;
document.write(x.length);

The output of the code above will be:

1

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Example 2

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and gets the value of the "category" attribute in the first <book> element":

Example

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");

x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("book")[0].attributes;
att=x.getNamedItem("category");

document.write(att.value);

The output of the code above will be:

COOKING

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