HTMLFormControlsCollection.namedItem()

The HTMLFormControlsCollection.namedItem() method returns the RadioNodeList or the Element in the collection whose name or id match the specified name, or null if no node matches.

Note that this version of namedItem() hides the one inherited from HTMLCollection. Like that one, in JavaScript, using the array bracket syntax with a String, like collection["value"] is equivalent to collection.namedItem("value").

Syntax

var item = collection.namedItem(str);
var item = collection[str];

Parameters

Return value

Examples

<form>
  <input id="myFormControl" type="textarea"/>
</form>
elem1 = document.forms[0]["myFormControl"]; // Returns the HTMLInputElement representing #myFormControl

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLFormControlsCollection' in that specification.
Living Standard No change since the last snapshot, HTML5.
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLFormControlsCollection' in that specification.
Recommendation In this snapshot of WHATWG HTML Living Standard, the HTMLFormControlsCollections is defined for the first time.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 27 (27) [1] No support (Yes) ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 27.0 (27) [1] No support (Yes) ?

[1] Until Firefox 32 included, the eventual RadioNodeList returned by namedItem was a NodeList.

See also

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