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HTML DOM NodeList item()

❮ The NodeList Object

Examples

Get the <body> element's child nodes:

const nodeList = document.body.childNodes;
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Get the node name of the first child node:

const list = document.body.childNodes;
let name = list.item(0).nodeName;
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This produces the same result:

const list = document.body.childNodes;
let name = list[0].nodeName;
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Get the HTML content of the first <p> element in the document:

const list = document.getElementsByTagName("p");
let text = list.item(0).innerHTML;
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More examples below.


Definition and Usage

The item() method returns the node at a specified index in a NodeList.

There are two ways to access a node at a specified index:

list.item(index)
or
list[index]

The easiest and most common method is [index].




Syntax

nodelist.item(index)
or simply:
nodelist[index]

Parameters

Parameter Description
index Required.
The index of the node in the list.
The nodes are sorted as they appear in the document.
The index starts at 0.

Return Value

Type Description
ObjectThe node at the specified index.
null if the index is out of range.

More Examples

Example

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

const div = document.getElementById("myDIV");
const list = div.getElementsByTagName("p");
let text = list[0].innerHTML;
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Example

Change the HTML content of the first <p> element inside "myDIV":

const div = document.getElementById("myDIV");
const list = div.getElementsByTagName("p");
let text = list[0].innerHTML = "Paragraph changed";
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Example

Change the color of all elements with class="child":

const list = document.querySelectorAll(".child");
for (let i = 0; i < list.length; i++) {
  list[i].style.color = "red";
}
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Browser Support

nodelist.item() is a DOM Level 1 (1998) feature.

It is fully supported in all browsers:

Chrome IE Edge Firefox Safari Opera
Yes 9-11 Yes Yes Yes Yes

❮ The NodeList Object