Element.prefix

The Element.prefix read-only property returns the namespace prefix of the specified element, or null if no prefix is specified.

Syntax

string = element.prefix

Examples

The following logs "x" to the console.

<x:div onclick="console.log(this.prefix)"/>

Notes

This will only work when a namespace-aware parser is used, i.e. when a document is served with an XML MIME type. This will not work for HTML documents.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Element: prefix' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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See also