HTMLSelectElement.item()

The HTMLSelectElement.item() method returns the Element corresponding to the HTMLOptionElement whose position in the options list corresponds to the index given in the parameter, or null if there are none.

In JavaScript, using the array bracket syntax with an unsigned long, like selectElt[index] is equivalent to selectElt.namedItem(index).

Syntax

var item = collection.item(index);
var item = collection[index];

Parameters

  • index is an unsigned long.

Return value

Examples

HTML

<form>
  <select id="myFormControl">
    <option id="o1">Opt 1</option>
    <option id="o2">Opt 2</option>
  </select>
</form>

JavaScript

// Returns the HTMLOptionElement representing #o2
elem1 = document.forms[0]['myFormControl'][1];

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement.item()' in that specification.
Living Standard No change since the latest snapshot, HTML5.
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement.item()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition, snapshot of HTML Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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See also