XML DOM | inputEncoding Attribute

XML DOM - inputEncoding 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 inputEncoding Attribute.

The XML DOM Entity Object inputEncoding attribute specifies the encoding used by the external parsed entity. Its value is null if it is an entity from the internal subset or if it is unknown.

Syntax

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

entityObj.inputEncoding

Example

Following are the note.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 XML DOM inputEncoding 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("inputEncoding is : ")
         document.write(xmlDoc.inputEncoding);
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Output

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

inputEncoding is : UTF-8


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 notationName Attribute.

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