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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Getting a Handle on the DOM Select Elements by Class Name

Golas Makefs
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Golas Makefs
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 285 Points

element and elements

so to make it clear when we type elements and when element?

Is elements for multiple things we want to target or it would not be working if we don't add s behind element for getElementsByTagName, getElementsByClassName.

Is S only for class and TagName?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Some functions return just one element, others return a collection of elements. The "s" in the function name will reflect that, and there will be only one correct spelling for each function. For examples:

  • getElementByID (no "s") returns only one element
  • getElementsByName (with "s") returns a collection