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DOM Element setAttributeNS() Method

Element Object Reference Element Object

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

Example

Add a nationality attribute with the specified namespace, to the author element:

x=document.getElementsByTagNameNS("http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml","author");
x.setAttributeNS("http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml","nationality","english");

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Definition and Usage

The setAttributeNS() method adds the specified attribute, with the specified namespace to the element.

If the specified attribute already exists, only the value is set/changed

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


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The setAttributeNS() 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.setAttributeNS(namespaceURI,attributename,attributevalue)

Parameters

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

Return Value

No return value.

Technical Details

DOM Version Core Level 2


Element Object Reference Element Object


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