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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Perform: Part 3

What if I wanted the actual Name of the attribute?

With the following code:

var imageLink = $(this).attr("href");

I know the .attr("href") will return the value of this attribute.. but what if I actually wanted the "href" the attribute name?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

You already know the name is "href" = you need to have the name already to identify the attribute.

Or do you want to get a list of ALL attributes the element has? If so, that would be:

var attribute_list = this.attributes;  // no JQuery needed

attribute_list would then be a NamedNodeMap, each item in the list would have a .name and a .value property, among other things.

Sergey Podgornyy
Sergey Podgornyy
20,660 Points

If you need to get link from image tag, you need to get attribute src