HTML | DOM renameNode() Method

In HTML document, the document.renameNode() method is used to rename the nodes. The nodes which are renamed must be of type Element and Attr.


document.renameNode(node, namespaceURI, nodename)

Parameters: The renameNode() pass node, namespaceURI and nodename as parameters.

  • node: The parameter node represents the object user wants to rename.
  • namespaceURI: The parameter namespaceURI denotes the namespace URI of the node.
  • nodename: This parameter specifies the new nodename.

Return Value: This method returns the node object which represents the renamed node.

Example: The below program fetches the first paragraph of the given HTML script and replace its content with “GeeksForGeeks”. It then renames the first paragraph to <h1>.





    <button onclick="myFunction()">Rename</button>
        function myFunction() {
            var p = document.getElementsByTagName("P")[0]
            document.renameNode(p, null, "h1");


Before Pressing Button:

After Pressing Button:

Sopported Browser: The major browsers are not supported by DOM renameNode() Method.


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