XML DOM | DocumentType name Attribute

XML DOM - DocumentType name Attribute


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 DocumentType name Attribute.

The DocumentType name attribute returns the name of the DTD which is immediately written next to the keyword !DOCTYPE.

Syntax

The following below is the syntax to use the XML DOM DocumentType name Attribute -

documentObj.doctype.name

Return Value

It returns the name of the DTD immediately written next to the keyword !DOCTYPE.

Example

Following are the address_internal_dtd.xml contents -

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8" standalone = "no"?>
<!DOCTYPE address [
   <!ELEMENT address    (name,company,phone)>
   <!ELEMENT name    (#PCDATA)>
   <!ELEMENT company   (#PCDATA)>
   <!ELEMENT phone (#PCDATA)>
]>

<address>
   <name>Nkpara Kennedy</name >
   <company>WebDesignTutorialz</company>
   <phone>(011) 123-4567</phone>
</address>


The following example illustrates the usage of the DocumentType name attribute -

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   <head>
      <script>
         function loadXMLDoc(filename) {
            if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
               xhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
            } else // code for IE5 and IE6 {
               xhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
            }
            xhttp.open("GET",filename,false);
            xhttp.send();
            return xhttp.responseXML;
         }
      </script>
   </head>
   <body>
      <script>
         xmlDoc = loadXMLDoc("/dom/address_internal_dtd.xml");
         document.write("The name next to the keyword doctype is:"+ xmlDoc.doctype.name);
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Output

Save this file as documenttype_name.html on the web server's path (this file and the address_internal_dtd.xml should be on the same path in your server). This is going to give us the following output below -

The name next to the keyword doctype is: address


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 DocumentType entities Attribute.

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