XML DOM | createDocumentType Method

XML DOM - createDocumentType Method


Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on XML DOM. In this tutorial, we are going to be studying about the XML DOM createDocumentType Method.

The createDocumentType method creates an empty DocumentType node.

Note: Entity declarations and notations are not available.

Syntax

The following below is the syntax to use the XML DOM createDocumentType Method -

Document doc = document.implementation.createDocumentType(qualifiedName, publicId, systemId);


Parameter Details

  • qualifiedName is the qualified name of the document element to be created.
  • publicId is the external subset public identifier.
  • systemId external subset system identifier.
  • It returns a new DocumentType with Node.ownerDocument set to null.

Example

The following example illustrates the usage of the createDocumentType method -

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   <body>
      <script>
         var dt = document.implementation.createDocumentType('svg:svg', 
            '-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN', 'http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd');
         var d = document.implementation.createDocument('http://www.w3.org/2000/svg', 'svg:svg', dt);
         document.write(d.doctype.publicId); // -//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Output

Save this file as domimplementation_createdocumenttype.html on the server path (this file and node.xml should be on the same path in your server). This gives us the following output below -

-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we will be studying about XML DOM hasFeature Method.

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