Document.createAttribute()

The Document.createAttribute() method creates a new attribute node, and returns it. The object created is a node implementing the Attr interface. The DOM does not enforce what sort of attributes can be added to a particular element in this manner.

Note: The string given in parameter is converted to lowercase.

Syntax

createAttribute(name)

Parameters

  • name is a string containing the name of the attribute.

Return value

A Attr node.

Exceptions

InvalidCharacterError DOMException

Thrown if the name value is not a valid XML name; for example, it starts with a number, hyphen, or period, or contains characters other than alphanumeric characters, underscores, hyphens, or periods.

Examples

var node = document.getElementById("div1");
var a = document.createAttribute("my_attrib");
a.value = "newVal";
node.setAttributeNode(a);
console.log(node.getAttribute("my_attrib")); // "newVal"

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard
# dom-document-createattribute

Browser compatibility

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See also