XML DOM | Element Object hasAttributeNS Method

XML DOM - Element Object hasAttributeNS Method

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on XML DOM. In this tutorial, we will be discussing about the XML DOM Element Object hasAttributeNS Method.

The Element Object hasAttributeNS Method returns true if the current element node has the attribute specified by the localName or namespace, otherwise false.


The following below is the syntax to use the Element Object hasAttributeNS method -

elementObj.hasAttributeNS(namespace,  localName)

Parameter Details

S.No.Parameter & Description


Is a string specifying the namespace of the attribute.



Is the name of the attribute.

Return Value

This method returns a boolean value true or false.


Following are the node_ns.xml contents -

<?xml version = "1.0"?>
   <Employee xmlns:e = "http://www.webdesigntutorialz.com/technical/" category = "technical">
      <e:FirstName e:lang = "en">Kennedy</e:FirstName>
   <Employee xmlns:n = "http://www.webdesigntutorialz.com/non-technical/" category = "non-technical">
      <n:FirstName n:lang = "en">Stephanie</n:FirstName>

The below example illustrates the usage of the Element Object hasAttributeNS method -

<!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_ns.xml");
         x = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("FirstName")[0];
         document.write("value for hasattribute is: "+x.hasAttributeNS(ns,"lang"));


Save this file as elementmethod_hasattributens.html on the server's path (this file and the node_ns.xml should be on the same path in your server). This is going to give us the following output below -

value for hasattributens is: true

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 the Element Object removeAttribute Method.

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