JavaScript Page element with ID auto global object

In JavaScript, when an HTML element has an id attribute defined, it automatically becomes available as a global variable in the DOM (Document Object Model). This means you can directly access that element using its id as a variable without the need for any explicit lookups or queries.

For example, if you have an HTML element with the id attribute set to “myElement”, like this:

Hello, world!

You can access this element in your JavaScript code without explicitly querying for it using getElementById() or any other method. Instead, you can simply refer to it as myElement:

console.log(myElement); // Output:

Hello, world!
By using the id directly as a variable, JavaScript will automatically search for an element with that id in the DOM and bind it to the corresponding global variable.

This behavior applies to global scope, meaning that the global object (window in browsers) will have properties corresponding to each element’s id defined in the HTML document.

However, it’s worth noting that relying on global variables for accessing DOM elements can lead to potential naming conflicts and make your code less modular. It’s generally considered a best practice to use more explicit DOM selection methods, such as getElementById(), to avoid potential issues and improve code readability and maintainability.

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