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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 10 Aug, 2022

The namedItem() Method is used to return the element with having the specified ID, OR, name or content in an HTML element collection in the document.

Syntax: 
 

HTMLCollection.namedItem(name)

OR  

HTMLCollection[name]

Parameters: It contains the name as its parameters values which represent the ID OR name attribute that the user want to return.

Return Value: It returns  an Element object, representing the element at with specified ID or name. otherwise, it returns null if the element does not exist.

Example: 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
        <h2>HTMLCollection namedItem() Method</h2>
 
        <p id="GFG">
          The namedItem() method is used to return
          the content of the element with the specified
          ID or name Attribute values
        </p>
 
 
 
        <button onclick="Geeks()">Submit</button>
 
        <script>
            function Geeks() {
                var w =
                    document.getElementsByTagName("P").namedItem("GFG");
                alert(w.innerHTML);
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
 
</html>

Output: 

Before clicking the button:

After clicking on Submit:  

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTMLCollection NAMEDitem() Method are listed below:  

  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Firefox 1
  • Opera 12.1
  • Safari 1

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