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HTML DOM getElementsByTagName() Method

Document Object Reference Document Object

Example

Return a collection of all elements with the specified tag name:

document.getElementsByTagName("P");

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Definition and Usage

The getElementsByTagName() method returns a collection of all elements in the document with the specified tagname, as a NodeList object.

Tip: The parametervalue "*" returns all elements in the document.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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


Syntax

document.getElementsByTagName(tagname)

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
tagname String Required. The tagname of the elements you want to get

Return Value

Type Description
NodeList object A collection of elements with the specified tagname

Technical Details

DOM Version Core Level 1 Document Object


Document Object Reference Document Object


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