DOM - Node Object Attribute - localName


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

Syntax

Following is the syntax for the usage of the localName attribute.

nodeObject.localName

Example

node.xml contents are as below −

<?xml version = "1.0"?>
<Company>
   <Employee category = "Technical">
      <FirstName>Tanmay</FirstName>
      <LastName>Patil</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234567890</ContactNo>
      <Email>tanmaypatil@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
   
   <Employee category = "Non-Technical">
      <FirstName>Taniya</FirstName>
      <LastName>Mishra</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234667898</ContactNo>
      <Email>taniyamishra@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
   
   <Employee category = "Management">
      <FirstName>Tanisha</FirstName>
      <LastName>Sharma</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234562350</ContactNo>
      <Email>tanishasharma@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
</Company>

Following example demonstrates the usage of the localName attribute −

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

Execution

Save this file as nodeattribute_localname.htm on the server path (this file and node.xml should be on the same path in your server). We will get the output as shown below −

Local name: LastName
dom_node_object.htm

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