XML DOM | Entity Object xmlEncoding Attribute

XML DOM - Entity Object xmlEncoding 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 xmlEncoding Attribute.

The Entity Object xmlEncoding attribute is used to give the xml encoding included as a part of the text declaration for the external parsed entity, otherwise null.

Syntax

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

entityObj.xmlEncoding

Example

Following are the node.xml contents -

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8" standalone = "no" ?>
<Company>
   <Employee category = "Technical" id = "firstelement">
      <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>Douglas</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234562350</ContactNo>
      <Email>justicedouglas@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
</Company>


The following example illustrates the usage of the Entity Object xmlEncoding 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("xmlEncoding is : ");
         document.write(xmlDoc.xmlEncoding);
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Output

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

xmlEncoding is : undefined


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 xmlVersion Attribute.

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