html "data-" attribute as javascript parameter

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Lets say I have this:

<div data-uid="aaa" data-name="bbb", data-value="ccc" onclick="fun(this.data.uid, this.data-name, this.data-value)">

And this:

function fun(one, two, three) {
    //some code
}

Well this is not working but I have absolutely no idea why. could someone post a working example please?

This question is tagged with javascript html parameters

~ Asked on 2013-05-15 13:26:00

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99

The easiest way to get data-* attributes is with element.getAttribute():

onclick="fun(this.getAttribute('data-uid'), this.getAttribute('data-name'), this.getAttribute('data-value'));"

DEMO: http://jsfiddle.net/pm6cH/


Although I would suggest just passing this to fun(), and getting the 3 attributes inside the fun function:

onclick="fun(this);"

And then:

function fun(obj) {
    var one = obj.getAttribute('data-uid'),
        two = obj.getAttribute('data-name'),
        three = obj.getAttribute('data-value');
}

DEMO: http://jsfiddle.net/pm6cH/1/


The new way to access them by property is with dataset, but that isn't supported by all browsers. You'd get them like the following:

this.dataset.uid
// and
this.dataset.name
// and
this.dataset.value

DEMO: http://jsfiddle.net/pm6cH/2/


Also note that in your HTML, there shouldn't be a comma here:

data-name="bbb",

References:

~ Answered on 2013-05-15 13:26:56


2

If you are using jQuery you can easily fetch the data attributes by

$(this).data("id") or $(event.target).data("id")

~ Answered on 2018-11-15 10:33:21


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