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XML DOM | NamedNodeMap item Method

XML DOM - NamedNodeMap item Method

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 NamedNodeMap item Method.

The NamedNodeMap item method returns the index item in the map. If index is greater than or equal to the number of nodes in this map, then it returns null.


The following below is the syntax to use the XML DOM NamedNodeMap item Method -


Parameter Details

S.No.Parameter & Description


It specifies the position of the item into the map. It is of type unsigned long.

Return Value

It returns the index item in the map.


Following below are the node.xml contents -

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

The following example illustrates the usage of the NamedNodeMap item method -

<!DOCTYPE html>
         if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {// code for IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari
            xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
         else {// code for IE6, IE5
            xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
         xmlDoc = xmlhttp.responseXML;

         x = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('Employee');

         item_name = x.item(0).attributes.getNamedItem("category");
         document.write("Get the specified item value : ")
         document.write( item_name.value );


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

Get the specified item value : Technical

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we will be studying about XML DOM removeNamedItem Method.

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