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    hasAttributeNS returns a boolean value indicating whether the current element has the specified attribute.


    result =element.hasAttributeNS(namespace,localName) 
    • result is the boolean value true or false.
    • namespace is a string specifying the namespace of the attribute.
    • localName is the name of the attribute.


    // check that the attribute exists 
    // before you set a value 
    var d = document.getElementById("div1"); 
    if (d.hasAttributeNS( 
            "special-align")) {
       d.setAttribute("align", "center");


    DOM methods dealing with element's attributes:

    Not namespace-aware, most commonly used methods Namespace-aware variants (DOM Level 2) DOM Level 1 methods for dealing with Attr nodes directly (seldom used) DOM Level 2 namespace-aware methods for dealing with Attr nodes directly (seldom used)
    setAttribute (DOM 1) setAttributeNS setAttributeNode setAttributeNodeNS
    getAttribute (DOM 1) getAttributeNS getAttributeNode getAttributeNodeNS
    hasAttribute (DOM 2) hasAttributeNS - -
    removeAttribute (DOM 1) removeAttributeNS removeAttributeNode -


    DOM Level 2 Core: hasAttributeNS



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