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HTML DOM item() Method

Attribute Object Reference Attribute Object

Example

Return the name of the first attribute of a button element:

document.getElementsByTagName("BUTTON")[0].attributes.item(0).nodeName;

The result could be:

onclick

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Definition and Usage

The item() method returns the node at the specified index in a namedNodeMap, as a Node object.

This syntax:

document.getElementsByTagName("BUTTON")[0].attributes.item(0);

Will produce the same result as this syntax:

document.getElementsByTagName("BUTTON")[0].attributes[0];

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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


Syntax

namednodemap.item(index)

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
index Number Required. The index of the node in the namedNodeMap you want to return

Return Value

Type Description
Node object The node at the specified index

Technical Details

DOM Version Core Level 1


Attribute Object Reference Attribute Object


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