JavaScript element.tagName Property

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JavaScript element.tagName Property

The element.tagName property returns the name of the tag for the given element.

Note: This property is read-only.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p id="whatTag">Click on the button to display the tagName of this element.</p> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <p id="point"></p> <script> var x = document.getElementById("point"); var elem = document.getElementById("whatTag"); function myFunction(){ x.innerHTML = "TagName = " +elem.tagName; } </script> </body> </html>



Return Values

StringReturns the name of the tag for the given element.

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body onclick="myFunction(event)"> <h2>Click Me (h2)</h2> <div>Click Me (div).</div> <p>Click Me (p).</p> <button>Click Me (button)</button> <p id="point"></p> <script> var x = document.getElementById("point"); function myFunction(e){ x.innerHTML = "You Clicked = "; } </script> </body> </html>


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