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 selectElt.namedItem('value') is equivalent to selectElt.options.namedItem('value').

Syntax

var item = select.namedItem(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

let selectElt = document.getElementById('myFormControl');
elem1 = selectElt.namedItem('o1'); // Returns the HTMLOptionElement representing #o1

But, you cannot write:

let selectElt = document.getElementById('myFormControl');
elem1 = selectElt.o1; // Returns undefined
elem1 = selectElt['o1']; // Returns undefined

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard (HTML)
# dom-select-nameditem-dev

Browser compatibility

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See also