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The Element.hasAttributes() method returns Boolean value, indicating if the current element has any attributes or not.

Syntax

var result = element.hasAttributes();
result
holds the return value true or false.

Examples

var foo = document.getElementById("foo"); 
if (foo.hasAttributes()) { 
    // do something with 'foo.attributes'
}

Polyfill

;(function(prototype) {
    prototype.hasAttributes = prototype.hasAttributes || function() {
        return (this.attributes.length > 0);
    }
})(Element.prototype);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Element.hasAttributes()' in that specification.
Living Standard Moved from the Node interface to the more specialized Element interface.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'hasAttributes()' in that specification.
Recommendation No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
The definition of 'hasAttributes()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition, on the Node interface.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) [1] 9 (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ?

[1] Before Firefox 35, it was implemented on the Node interface.

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