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HTMLCollection item()

Example

Get the HTML content of the first <p> element:

const collection = document.getElementsByTagName("p").item(0);
let text = collection.innerHTML;
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This shorthand produces the same result:

const collection = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0];
let text = collection.innerHTML;
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Change the HTML content of the first <p> element:

document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0].innerHTML = "Paragraph changed";
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More examples below.


Definition and Usage

The item() method returns the element at a specified index in an HTMLCollection.


HTMLCollection

An HTMLCollection is an array-like collection (list) of HTML elements.

The elements in a collection can be accessed by index (starts at 0).

The length Property returns the number of elements in the collection.



Syntax

HTMLCollection.item(index)
or
HTMLCollection[index]

Parameters

Parameter Description
index Required.
The index of the element to return.
The index starts at 0.

Return Value

Type Description
ElementThe element at the specified index.
null if the index is out of range.


More Examples

Example

Loop over all elements with class="myclass", and change their font size:

const collection = document.getElementsByClassName("myclass");

for (let i = 0; i < collection.length; i++) {
  collection.item(i).style.fontSize ="24px";
}
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Example

Get the content of the second <p> element inside "myDIV":

const div = document.getElementById("myDIV");
const collection = div.getElementsByTagName("p");
let text = collection[1].innerHTML;
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Browser Support

HTMLCollection.item() is supported in all browsers:

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