How to get all the attributes of an element using JavaScript?

Published September 4, 2020

To get all the attributes of a DOM element, we can use the attributes property on the element using JavaScript.

Let's say we have a h1 tag with custom attributes data-color and data-maxlength like this,

<h1 data-color="red" data-maxlength="50">Heading</h1>

Let's get all the attributes using the attributes property on the element.

// first get the reference to h1 element
const h1 = document.querySelector("h1");

// get all attributes
// using attributes property
const h1TagAttributes = h1.attributes;

console.log(h1TagAttributes);

The property returns the attributes as NamedNodeMap array-like Object.

So to make it easy let's map through each attribute using the for...of looping statement and get each attributes name and value.

// first get the reference to h1 element
const h1 = document.querySelector("h1");

// get all attributes
// using attributes property
const h1TagAttributes = h1.attributes;

// loop through each attribute
for (let attribute of h1TagAttributes) {
  console.log(attribute.name); // attribute name
  console.log(attribute.value); // attribute value
}

See live example in JSBin.

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