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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 17 Nov, 2021

The DOM getNamedItem() method in HTML is used to return the attribute node from the NamedNodeMap object.

namednodemap.getNamedItem( nodename )

Parameter’s Value: This method contains single parameter nodename which is mandatory. The nodename is returned from NamedNodeMap object. 
Return Value: It returns a  Node object, which  representing the attribute node with the specified name



<!DOCTYPE html>
            DOM getNamedItem() Method
            /* main function */
            function MyGeeks() {
                var ele = document.getElementsByTagName("button")[0];
                var item = ele.attributes.getNamedItem("onclick").value;
                document.getElementById("geeks").innerHTML = item;
    <body style = "text-align:center">
        <h2>DOM getNamedItem() Method</h2>
            Click on the button to know the
            value of onclick attribute
        <button onclick = "MyGeeks()">
            Click Here!
        <p id="geeks"></p>

Before click on the button: 

After click on the button: 

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM getNamedItem() Method are listed below:  

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari 

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