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.
Obsolete 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.
Obsolete Initial definition, on the Node interface.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox Full support Yes
Notes
Full support Yes
Notes
Notes [1] Before Firefox 35, it was implemented on the Node interface.
IE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also

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