Document getElementsByTagName() Method

Document Object Reference Document Object

Definition and Usage

The getElementsByTagName() method accesses all elements with the specified tagname.

Syntax

document.getElementsByTagName(tagname)

Parameter Description
tagname Required. The tagname of the element you want to access/manipulate

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The getElementsByTagName() method is supported in all major browsers.


Example

Example

<html>
<head>
<script>
function getElements()
  {
  var x=document.getElementsByTagName("input");
  alert(x.length);
  }
</script>
</head>
<body>

<input type="text" size="20"><br>
<input type="text" size="20"><br>
<input type="text" size="20"><br><br>
<input type="button" onclick="getElements()" value="How many input elements?">

</body>
</html>

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