XML DOM | Element Object tagName Attribute

XML DOM - Element Object tagName 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 Element Object tagName Attribute.

The DOM Element object tagname attribute gives the name of the tag for the specified element.

Syntax

The following below is the syntax to use the XML DOM tagName Attribute -

elementObj.tagName

Example

Following are the node.xml contents -

<?xml version = "1.0"?>
<Company>
   <Employee category = "Technical">
      <FirstName>Kennedy</FirstName>
      <LastName>Nkpara</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234567890</ContactNo>
      <Email>kennedynkpara@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
   
   <Employee category = "Non-Technical">
      <FirstName>Stephanie</FirstName>
      <LastName>Francis</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234667898</ContactNo>
      <Email>stephaniefrancis@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
   
   <Employee category = "Management">
      <FirstName>Justice</FirstName>
      <LastName>Dauglas</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234562350</ContactNo>
      <Email>justicedauglas@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
</Company>


The following example illustrates the usage of the Element Object tagName attribute -

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   <body>
      <script>
         if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
            xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
         } else {
            xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
         }
         xmlhttp.open("GET","/dom/node.xml",false);
         xmlhttp.send();
         xmlDoc = xmlhttp.responseXML;

         x = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("Email")[0];
         document.write("Tagname is :"+ x.tagName);
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Output

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

Tagname is : Email


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 Element Object getAttribute Method.

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