Name

Element.setAttributeNS( ): create or change an attribute with a namespace — DOM Level 2 Core:

Synopsis

void setAttributeNS(StringnamespaceURI,
                    String qualifiedName,
                    String value)
    throws DOMException;

Arguments

namespaceURI

The URI that uniquely identifies the namespace of the attribute to be set or created, or null for no namespace.

qualifiedName

The name of the attribute, specified as an optional namespace prefix and colon followed by the local name within the namespace.

value

The new value of the attribute.

Throws

This method may throw a DOMException with the following code values:

INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR

The qualifiedName argument contains a character that is not allowed in HTML or XML attribute names.

NAMESPACE_ERR

qualifiedName is malformed, or there is a mismatch between the namespace prefix of qualifiedName and the namespaceURI argument.

NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR

This element is read-only and does not allow modifications to its attributes.

NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR

The DOM implementation does not support XML documents.

Description

This method is like setAttribute( ), except that the attribute to be created or set is specified by a namespace URI and a qualified name that consists of a namespace prefix, a colon, and a local name within the namespace.

This method is useful only with XML documents that use namespaces. It may be unimplemented (i.e., throw a NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR) on browsers that do not support XML documents.

See Also

Element.setAttribute( ), Element.setAttributeNode( )

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