XML DOM | nodeType Attribute

XML DOM - nodeType 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 nodeType attribute.

The XML DOM nodeType attribute returns the node type of the selected node.

Syntax

The following below is the syntax to use the nodeType attribute -

nodeObject.nodeType

Example

Following below are the node.xml contents -

<?xml version = "1.0"?>
<Company>
   <Employee category = "Technical">
      <FirstName>Kennedy</FirstName>
      <LastName>Nkpara</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234567890</ContactNo>
      <Email>kennedynkpara@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
   
   <Employee category = "Non-Technical">
      <FirstName>Stephanie</FirstName>
      <LastName>Francis</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234667898</ContactNo>
      <Email>stephaniefrancis@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
   
   <Employee category = "Management">
      <FirstName>Justice</FirstName>
      <LastName>Dauglas</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234562350</ContactNo>
      <Email>justicedauglas@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
</Company>


The following example below illustrates the usage of the nodeType 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/node.xml");

         document.write("Nodename: " + xmlDoc.nodeName);
         document.write(" (nodetype: " + xmlDoc.nodeType + ") <br>");

         x = xmlDoc.documentElement;

         document.write("Nodename: " + x.nodeName);
         document.write(" (nodetype: " + x.nodeType + ") <br>");
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Output

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

Nodename: #document (nodetype: 9)
Nodename: Company (nodetype: 1)


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about XML DOM nodeValue Attribute.

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