DOM - Node Object Attribute - nodeName


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The attribute nodeName gives the name of the node, depending on its type.

Syntax

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

nodeObject.nodeName

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 nodeName attribute −

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   <head>
      <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>
   </head>
   <body>
      <script>
         xmlDoc = loadXMLDoc("/dom/node.xml");

         document.write("Nodename: " + xmlDoc.nodeName);
         document.write(" (nodetype: " + xmlDoc.nodeType + ") <br>");

         x = xmlDoc.documentElement;

         document.write("Nodename: " + x.nodeName);
         document.write(" (nodetype: " + x.nodeType + ") <br>");
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Execution

Save this file as nodeattribute_nodename.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 −

Nodename: #document (nodetype: 9)
Nodename: Company (nodetype: 1)
dom_node_object.htm

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