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XML DOM localName Property


Element Object Reference Element Object

Definition and Usage

The localName property returns the local name (element name) of the selected element

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

Syntax

elementNode.localName
 

Example 1

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and gets the local name from the first <book> element:

Example

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");
x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("book")[0];

document.write(x.localName);

The output of the code above will be:

book

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Example 2

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and gets the local name from the last child node:

Example

//check if the last node is an element node
function get_lastchild(n)
{
x=n.lastChild;
while (x.nodeType!=1)
  {
  x=x.previousSibling;
  }
return x;
}

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");

x=xmlDoc.documentElement;
lastNode=get_lastchild(x);

document.write(lastNode.localName);

The output of the code above will be:

book

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