Element Properties

The Element type exposes the following members.

Properties
  NameDescription
Public propertyAttributes
A NamedNodeMap containing the attributes of this node (if it is an Element) or null otherwise.
(Overrides NodeAttributes.)
Public propertyBaseURI

The read-only baseURI property of the Node interface returns the absolute base URL of the document containing the node.

The base URL is used to resolve relative URLs when the browser needs to obtain an absolute URL, for example when processing the HTML img element's src attribute or the xlink:href or href attributes in SVG.

(Inherited from Node.)
Public propertyChildElementCount
Returns the current number of element nodes that are children of this element. 0 if this element has no child nodes that are of nodeType 1.
Public propertyChildNodes

The read-only childNodes property of the Node interface returns a live NodeList of child nodes of the given element where the first child node is assigned index 0. Child nodes include elements, text and comments.

Note: The NodeList being live means that its content is changed each time new children are added or removed.
(Inherited from Node.)
Public propertyChildren
Returns the child elements of current element.
Public propertyClassList
Returns a live DOMTokenList which contains tokens received from parsing the "class" attribute.
Public propertyClassName
The class attribute of the element. This attribute has been renamed due to conflicts with the "class" keyword exposed by many languages. See the class attribute definition in HTML 4.01.
Public propertyFirstChild

The read-only firstChild property of the Node interface returns the node's first child in the tree, or null if the node has no children.

If the node is a Document, this property returns the first node in the list of its direct children.

(Inherited from Node.)
Public propertyFirstElementChild
Returns the first child element node of this element. null if this element has no child elements.
Public propertyId
The element's identifier. See the id attribute definition in HTML 4.01.
Public propertyInnerHTML
Returns a fragment of HTML or XML that represents the element's contents. Can be set, to replace the contents of the element with nodes parsed from the given string.
Public propertyLastChild

The read-only lastChild property of the Node interface returns the last child of the node. If its parent is an element, then the child is generally an element node, a text node, or a comment node. It returns null if there are no child elements

(Inherited from Node.)
Public propertyLastElementChild
Returns the last child element node of this element. null if this element has no child elements.
Public propertyLocalName
Returns the local part of the qualified name of this node. For nodes of any type other than ELEMENT_NODE and ATTRIBUTE_NODE and nodes created with a DOM Level 1 method, such as Document.createElement(), this is always null.
(Overrides NodeLocalName.)
Public propertyNamespaceURI
The namespace URI of this node, or null if it is unspecified.
(Overrides NodeNamespaceURI.)
Public propertyNextElementSibling
Returns the next sibling element node of this element. null if this element has no element sibling nodes that come after this one in the document tree.
Public propertyNextSibling

The read-only nextSibling property of the Node interface returns the node immediately following the specified one in their parent's childNodes, or returns null if the specified node is the last child in the parent element.

(Inherited from Node.)
Public propertyNodeName
The name of this node, depending on its type.
(Overrides NodeNodeName.)
Public propertyNodeType
A code representing the type of the underlying object.
(Overrides NodeNodeType.)
Public propertyNodeValue

The nodeValue property of the Node interface returns or sets the value of the current node.

(Inherited from Node.)
Public propertyOuterHTML
Returns a fragment of HTML or XML that represents the element and its contents. Can be set, to replace the element with nodes parsed from the given string.
Public propertyOwnerDocument

The read-only ownerDocument property of the Node interface returns the top-level document object of the node.

(Inherited from Node.)
Public propertyParentElement

The read-only parentElement property of Node interface returns the DOM node's parent Element, or null if the node either has no parent, or its parent isn't a DOM Element.

(Inherited from Node.)
Public propertyParentNode

The read-only parentNode property of the Node interface returns the parent of the specified node in the DOM tree.

Document and DocumentFragment nodes can never have a parent, so parentNode will always return null. It also returns null if the node has just been created and is not yet attached to the tree.

(Inherited from Node.)
Public propertyPrefix
The namespace prefix of this node, or null if it is unspecified. When it is defined to be null, setting it has no effect
(Overrides NodePrefix.)
Public propertyPreviousElementSibling
Returns the previous sibling element node of this element. null if this element has no element sibling nodes that come before this one in the document tree.
Public propertyPreviousSibling

The read-only previousSibling property of the Node interface returns the node immediately preceding the specified one in its parent's childNodes list, or null if the specified node is the first in that list.

(Inherited from Node.)
Public propertySchemaTypeInfo
The type information associated with this element.
Public propertyShadowRoot
Returns shadowRoot stored on this element or null if it's closed.
Public propertyTagName
The name of the element.
Public propertyTextContent
This attribute returns the text content of this node and its descendants. When it is defined to be null, setting it has no effect. On setting, any possible children this node may have are removed and, if it the new string is not empty or null, replaced by a single Text node containing the string this attribute is set to.
(Overrides NodeTextContent.)
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