count number of child tags

Hello experts:

Is there an easy way to count the number of child tags an html tag has?

For example, I want to know the number of columns for this row in a table (in this case, it is three, but I want to write a for loop that goes through each of the tds in a table where I don't know the column amount):

<tr id="some_row">
   <td>value 1</td>
   <td>value 2</td>
   <td align="center">value 3</td>
</tr>

Thanks in advance for your help
freezegravityAsked:
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callrsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
<table>
<tr id="some_row">
   <td>value 1</td>
   <td>value 2</td>
   <td align="center">value 3</td>
</tr>
</table>
<script type="text/javascript">
var TR=document.getElementById("some_row")
var TD=TR.getElementsByTagName("td")
alert(TD.length)
</script>
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freezegravityAuthor Commented:
Works great!

Thanks a bunch!
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