XML DOM | Entity Object notationName Attribute

XML DOM - Entity Object notationName 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 Entity Object notationName Attribute.

The XML DOM Entity Object notationName attribute give the name of the notation and value for an unparsed entity. For the parsed entities its value is null.

Syntax

The following below is the syntax to use the notationName Attribute -

entityObj.notationName

Example

Following are the notation.xml contents -

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE address [
   <!ELEMENT address (#PCDATA)>
   <!NOTATION name PUBLIC "Kennedy">
   <!ATTLIST address category NOTATION (name) #REQUIRED>
]>

<address name = "Kennedy">Hello world!!!!!!</address>


The following example illustrates the usage of the XML DOM notationName 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/notation.xml");

         x = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('address');
         document.write("Name of the attribute notation is : ")
         document.write(x.item(0).attributes[0].nodeName);
         document.write("<br>")
         document.write("Value of the attribute notation is : ");
         document.write(x.item(0).attributes[0].nodeValue);
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Output

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

Name of the attribute notation is : name
Value of the attribute notation is : Kennedy


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 Entity Object publicId Attribute.

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