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DOM Element getAttributeNS() Method

Element Object Reference Element Object

The following code fragment uses the xml file: "booksns.xml".

Example

Get the value of the attribute with the specified name and namespace:

var price=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("price")[0];
price.getAttributeNS("http://www.w3schools.com/NS","currency");

The result will be:

US Dollar

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Definition and Usage

The getAttributeNS() method returns the value of the attribute with the specified name and namespace.

Note: This method is an XML method, and will not work with HTML documents.

Tip: Use the getAttributeNodeNS if you want to return the attribute as an Attr object.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The getAttributeNS() method is supported in all major browsers, except Internet Explorer.

Note: This method is an XML DOM method, and will not work with HTML documents.


Syntax

element.getAttributeNS(namespaceURI,attributename)

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
namespaceURI String Required. The namespaceURI of the attribute you want to get the value from, set this value to null if you dont want to specify a namespace
attributename String Required. The name of the attribute you want to get the value from

Return Value

Type Description
String The specified attribute's value

Technical Details

DOM Version Core Level 2


Element Object Reference Element Object


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