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DOM Element getElementsByTagNameNS() Method

Element Object Reference Element Object

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

Example

Return the value of the first element with the specified name and namespace:

x=document.getElementsByTagNameNS("http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml","book");
y=x.getElementsByTagNameNS("http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml","price");
z=y.childNodes[0].nodeValue;

The result of z wil be:

29.99

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Definition and Usage

The getElementsByTagNameNS() method returns a collection of an element's child elements with the specified tagname, and with the specified namespace, as a NodeList object.

Tip: The tagname parametervalue "*" matches all tagnames in the document.

Tip: The namespaceURI parametervalue "*" matches all namespaceURI's in the document.

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


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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

Note: This method is an XML DOM method, and will not work with HTML elements, However, Chrome and Safari supports this method with HTML elements as well.


Syntax

element.getElementsByTagNameNS(namespaceURI,tagname)

Parameters

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

Return Value

Type Description
NodeList object A collection of an element's child elements that matches the specified namespaceURI, and tagname

Technical Details

DOM Version Core Level 2


Element Object Reference Element Object


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