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This method retrieves a Node using a name. With HTML 4.01 documents, it first searches for a Node with a matching id attribute. If it doesn’t find one, it then searches for a Node with a matching name attribute, but only on those elements that are allowed a name attribute. With XHTML 1.0 documents, this method only searches for Nodes with a matching id attribute. This method is case insensitive in HTML documents and case sensitive in XHTML documents.

Method of dom/HTMLCollectiondom/HTMLCollection


var item = collection.namedItem(name);




The name of the Node to be fetched.

Return Value

Returns an object of type DOM NodeDOM Node

The Node with a name or id attribute whose value corresponds to the specified string. Upon failure (e.g., no node with this name exists), returns null.