Mala Mala - 3 days ago 5
Javascript Question

Javascript: get element's current "onclick" contents

I have a page with the following code:

<a id="test" href="someurl" onclick="somefunction">link</a>


I need to actually read the 'onclick' data. As such, I would like something to the effect of

alert(document.getElementById('test').onClick)


Sadly, it returns
undefined
. What do I need to do to get
somefunction
?

Answer

Assuming the tag is well-formed, a tag's attribute can be obtained via Element.getAttribute.

document.getElementById('test').getAttribute('onclick')
// -> "somefunction"

Hopefully you aren't using onclick for some unscrupulous purpose like storing data.

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