XML DOM | localName Attribute

XML DOM - localName Attribute

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on XML DOM. In this tutorial, we are going to be studying about the XML DOM localName attribute.

The XML DOM localName attribute is used to specify name of the local part of a node.


The following below is the syntax to use the localName attribute -



Following below are the node.xml contents -

<?xml version = "1.0"?>
   <Employee category = "Technical">
   <Employee category = "Non-Technical">
   <Employee category = "Management">

The following example below illustrates the usage of the localName attribute -

<!DOCTYPE html>
      function loadXMLDoc(filename) {
         if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
            xhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
         } else // code for IE5 and IE6 {
            xhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
         return xhttp.responseXML;
         xmlDoc = loadXMLDoc("/dom/node.xml");
         x = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('LastName');
         document.write("Local name is: " + x.item(0).localName);


Save file as nodeattribute_localname.html on the server's path (this file and node.xml should be on the same path in your server). This gives us the following output below -

Local name is : LastName

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about XML DOM nextSibling Attribute.

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