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HTMLCollection namedItem() Method

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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.





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.



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        h1 {
            color: green;
        <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
        <button onclick="Geeks()">Submit</button>
            function Geeks() {
                var w =


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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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