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XML DOM childNodes Property

Node Object Reference Complete Node Object Reference

Definition and Usage

The childNodes property returns a NodeList of child nodes for the specified node.



Tips and Notes

Tip: Use the NodeLists's length property to determine the number of nodes in a node list. When you know the length of a node list, you can easily loop through it and extract the values you want!


The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and displays the child nodes of the XML document:

for (i=0;i<x.length;i++)
document.write("Nodename: " + x[i].nodeName);
document.write(" (nodetype: " + x[i].nodeType + ")<br />");

Output IE:

Nodename: xml (nodetype: 7)
Nodename: #comment (nodetype: 8)
Nodename: bookstore (nodetype: 1)

Output Mozilla (Firefox):

Nodename: #comment (nodetype: 8)
Nodename: bookstore (nodetype: 1)

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Display the child nodes of the XML document

Display all child nodes of all the elements in the XML document

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