Returns the Attr node for the attribute with the given namespace and name.

Syntax

attributeNode = element.getAttributeNodeNS(namespace, nodeName) 
  • attributeNode is the node for specified attribute.
  • namespace is a string specifying the namespace of the attribute.
  • nodeName is a string specifying the name of the attribute.

== Example == TBD The example needs to be fixed pre> // html: <div id="top" /> t = document.getElementById("top"); specialNode = t.getAttributeNodeNS( "http://www.mozilla.org/ns/specialspace", "id"); // iNode.value = "full-top" </pre

Notes

getAttributeNodeNS is more specific than getAttributeNode in that it allows you to specify attributes that are part of a particular namespace. The corresponding setter method is setAttributeNodeNS.

DOM methods dealing with element's attributes:

Not namespace-aware, most commonly used methods Namespace-aware variants (DOM Level 2) DOM Level 1 methods for dealing with Attr nodes directly (seldom used) DOM Level 2 namespace-aware methods for dealing with Attr nodes directly (seldom used)
setAttribute (DOM 1) setAttributeNS setAttributeNode setAttributeNodeNS
getAttribute (DOM 1) getAttributeNS getAttributeNode getAttributeNodeNS
hasAttribute (DOM 2) hasAttributeNS - -
removeAttribute (DOM 1) removeAttributeNS removeAttributeNode -

Specification

DOM Level 2 Core: getAttributeNodeNS

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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