HTML DOM prefix Property

Element Object Reference Element Object


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

Example

Return the prefix of the second attribute of the documentElement object:

xmlDoc.documentElement.attributes[1].prefix;

The output of the code above will be:

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Definition and Usage

The prefix property sets or returns the namespace prefix of a node.

Returns null if the the specified node does not have a namespace.

The prefix property is an XML property, and is not intended to be used in HTML documents.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The prefix property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Set the namespace prefix:

node.prefix=prefix

Return the namespace prefix:

node.prefix

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the namespace prefix of the node
DOM Version Core Level 2 Node Object

Element Object Reference Element Object


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