XML DOM prefix Property


Node Object Reference Node Object

Definition and Usage

The prefix property sets or returns the namespace prefix of a node.


Browser Support

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The prefix property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Set the namespace prefix:

nodeObject.prefix=prefix

Return the namespace prefix:

nodeObject.prefix

Technical Details

Return Value: A String representing the namespace prefix of the node, or null if the node does not have a namespace
DOM Version Core Level 2 Node Object

Example

The following code fragment loads "books_ns.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and returns the namespace prefix of the <title> elements:

Example

xmlDoc = loadXMLDoc("books_ns.xml");

x = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('title');

for(i=0; i<x.length; i++)
  {
  document.write(x.item(i).prefix);
  document.write("<br>");
  }

The output of the code above will be:

c
x

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