XML DOM | Notation Object publicId Attribute

XML DOM - Notation Object publicId 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 Notation Object publicId Attribute.

The DOM Notation Object publicId attribute is used in returning the public identifier of a Notation; or null if the public identifier is not specified.


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

var pubid = document.doctype.publicId;


Following are the notation.xml contents -

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8" standalone = "no"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">

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

The following example illustrates the usage of the XML DOM publicId attribute -

<!DOCTYPE html>
         function loadXMLDoc(filename) {
            if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
               xhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
            } else // code for IE5 and IE6 {
               xhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
            return xhttp.responseXML;
         xmlDoc = loadXMLDoc("/dom/notation_xhtml.xml");
         document.write("The publicId asscoiated with the notation is:"+ xmlDoc.doctype.publicId);


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

The publicId asscoiated with the notation is: -//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN 

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 Notation Object systemId Attribute.

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