HTMLSelectElement.namedItem()

The HTMLSelectElement.namedItem() method returns the HTMLOptionElement corresponding to the HTMLOptionElement whose name or id match the specified name, or null if no option matches.

In JavaScript, using the array bracket syntax with a String, like selectElt["value"] is equivalent to selectElt.namedItem("value").

Syntax

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

Parameters

Return value

Example

HTML

<form>
  <select id="myFormControl">
    <option id="o1">Opt 1</option>
    <option id="o2">Opt 2</option>
  </select>
</form>

JavaScript

elem1 = document.forms[0]['myFormControl']['o1']; // Returns the HTMLOptionElement representing #o1

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement.namedItem()' in that specification.
Living Standard No change since the latest snapshot, HTML5.
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement.namedItem()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition, snapshot of HTML Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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See also