XML

Property Summary

Methods Summary

Properties Details

ignoreComments

If set to true, then comments in the XML are ignored when constructing new XML objects.

Returns Boolean

Sample

var element = <foo><!-- my comment --><bar/></foo>;
application.output(element.comments().length());
application.output(element.toXMLString());

XML.ignoreComments = false;

element = <foo><!-- my comment --><bar/></foo>;
application.output(element.comments().length());
application.output(element.toXMLString());

ignoreProcessingInstructions

If set to true, then processing instructions are ignored when constructing new XML objects.

Returns Boolean

Sample

XML.ignoreProcessingInstructions=false;
var xmlElement = <publishing><?process author="yes"?><author type="leadership">John C. Maxwell</author></publishing>;
application.output(" Element = "+ xmlElement.toXMLString());

ignoreWhitespace

If set to true, then whitespace in the XML is ignored when constructing new XML objects.

Returns Boolean

Sample

XML.ignoreWhitespace = false;
 var xmlElement =
 <publishing>
 	<author>John C. Maxwell</author>
 </publishing>;
 application.output(xmlElement.toString());

prettyIndent

The amount of positions used when indenting child nodes are relative to their parent if prettyPrinting is enabled.

Returns Boolean

Sample

var xmlElement = <publishing><author>Tom DeMarco</author><author>Roger S. Pressman</author></publishing>;
application.output(xmlElement.toXMLString());
XML.prettyPrinting = true;
XML.prettyIndent = 4;
xmlElement = <publishing><author>Tom DeMarco</author><author>Roger S. Pressman</author></publishing>;
application.output(xmlElement.toXMLString());

prettyPrinting

If set to true, then toString() and toXMLString() methods will normalize the output to achieve a uniform appearance.

Returns Boolean

Sample

var xmlElement = <publishing><author>Tom DeMarco</author><author>Roger S. Pressman</author></publishing>;
application.output(xmlElement.toXMLString());
XML.prettyPrinting = true;
XML.prettyIndent = 4;
xmlElement = <publishing><author>Tom DeMarco</author><author>Roger S. Pressman</author></publishing>;
application.output(xmlElement.toXMLString());

Methods Details

addNamespace(namespaceToAdd)

Takes one argument which can be a string with a namespace URI or a Namespace object and adds the argument to the in scope namespaces of this XML object.

Parameters String namespaceToAdd ;

Returns XML

Sample

xml.addNamespace(namespaceToAdd)

appendChild(childToAppend)

Appends a new child at the end of this XML object's properties, the changed XML object is then returned.

Parameters XML childToAppend ;

Returns XML

Sample

xml.appendChild(childToAppend)

attribute(attributeName)

Takes a single argument with the attribute name and returns an XMLList with attributes matching the argument.

Parameters String attributeName ;

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.attribute(attributeName)

attributes()

Returns an XMLList with the attributes of this XML object which are in no namespace.

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.attributes()

child(propertyName)

Returns an XMLList with children matching the property name.

Parameters String propertyName ;

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.child(childPropertyName)

childIndex()

If the XML object has no parent then the special number NaN is returned, otherwise the ordinal position the object has in the context of its parent is returned.

Returns Number

Sample

xml.childIndex()

children()

Returns an XMLList with the child nodes of this XML object.

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.children()

comments()

Returns an XMLList with the comment nodes which are children of this XML object.

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.comments()

contains(value)

Calling xmlObject.contains(value) yields the same result as the equality comparison xmlObject == value

Parameters Object value ;

Returns Boolean

Sample

xml.contains(value)

copy()

Returns a deep copy of the XML object it is called on where the internal parent property is set to null

Returns XML

Sample

xml.copy()

defaultSettings()

Returns an object containing the default XML settings.

Returns Object

Sample

xml.defaultSettings()

descendants()

Returns an XMLList with the descendants matching the passed name argument or with all descendants if no argument is passed.

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.descendants([name])

descendants(name)

Returns an XMLList with the descendants matching the passed name argument or with all descendants if no argument is passed.

Parameters String name ;

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.descendants([name])

elements()

Takes one optional argument, the name of elements you are looking for, and returns an XMLList with all matching child elements.

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.elements([name])

elements(name)

Takes one optional argument, the name of elements you are looking for, and returns an XMLList with all matching child elements.

Parameters String name ;

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.elements([name])

hasComplexContent()

Returns false for XML objects of node kind 'text', 'attribute', 'comment', and 'processing-instruction'. For objects of kind 'element' it checks whether the element has at least one child element.

Returns Boolean

Sample

xml.hasComplexContent()

hasOwnProperty(propertyName)

Returns true if the XML object the method is called on has a property of that name.

Parameters String propertyName ;

Returns Boolean

Sample

xml.hasOwnProperty(propertyName)

hasSimpleContent()

Returns true for XML objects of node kind text or attribute. For XML objects of node kind element it returns true if the element has no child elements and false otherwise. For other node kinds (comment, processing instruction) the method always returns false.

Returns Boolean

Sample

xml.hasSimpleContent()

inScopeNamespaces()

Returns an array of Namespace objects representing the namespace that are in scope for this XML object.

Returns Array

Sample

xml.inScopeNamespaces()

insertChildAfter(childToInserAfter, childToInsert)

Takes two arguments, an existing child to insert after and the new child to be inserted. If the first argument is null then the second argument is inserted as the first child of this XML.

Parameters XML childToInserAfter ; XML childToInsert ;

Returns XML

Sample

xml.insertChildAfter(childToInsertAfter, childToInsert)

insertChildBefore(childToInsertBefore, childToInsert)

Takes two arguments, an existing child to insert before and the new child to be inserted. If the first argument is null then the child is inserted as the last child.

Parameters XML childToInsertBefore ; XML childToInsert ;

Returns XML

Sample

xml.insertChildBefore(childToInsertBefore, childToInsert)

length()

This always returns 1. This is done to blur the distinction between an XML object and an XMLList containing exactly one value.

Returns Number

Sample

xml.length()

localName()

returns the local name part if the XML object has a name.

Returns String

Sample

xml.localName()

name()

Returns the qualified name (a QName object) of the XML object it is called

Returns QName

Sample

xml.name()

namespace()

If no argument is passed to the method then it returns the namespace associated with the qualified name of this XML object. If a prefix is passed to the method then it looks for a matching namespace in the in scope namespace of this XML object and returns it when found, otherwise undefined is returned.

Returns Namespace

Sample

xml.namespace([prefix])

namespace(prefix)

If no argument is passed to the method then it returns the namespace associated with the qualified name of this XML object. If a prefix is passed to the method then it looks for a matching namespace in the in scope namespace of this XML object and returns it when found, otherwise undefined is returned.

Parameters String prefix ;

Returns Namespace

Sample

xml.namespace([prefix])

namespaceDeclarations()

Returns an array with the namespace declarations associated with the XML object it is called on.

Returns Array

Sample

xml.namespaceDeclarations()

nodeKind()

Returns a string denoting the kind of node this XML object represents. Possible values: 'element', 'attribute', 'text', 'comment', 'processing-instruction'.

Returns String

Sample

xml.nodeKind()

normalize()

Returns this XML object after normalizing all text content.

Returns XML

Sample

xml.normalize()

parent()

Returns the parent XML object of this XML object or null if there is no parent.

Returns XML

Sample

xml.parent()

prependChild(childToPrepend)

Iinserts the given value as the first child of the XML object and returns the XML object.

Parameters XML childToPrepend ;

Returns XML

Sample

xml.prependChild(childToPrepend)

processingInstructions()

If no argument is passed in then the method returns an XMLList with all the children of the XML object which are processing instructions. If an argument is passed in then the method returns an XMLList with all children of the XML object which are processing instructions where the name matches the argument.

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.processingInstructions([name])

processingInstructions(name)

If no argument is passed in then the method returns an XMLList with all the children of the XML object which are processing instructions. If an argument is passed in then the method returns an XMLList with all children of the XML object which are processing instructions where the name matches the argument.

Parameters String name ;

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.processingInstructions([name])

propertyIsEnumerable(propertyName)

Returns true if the property name is '0' and false otherwise.

Parameters String propertyName ;

Returns Boolean

Sample

xml.propertyIsEnumerable(propertyName)

removeNamespace(namespace)

Removes the namespace from the in scope namespaces of this XML object if the namespace is not used for the qualified name of the object or its attributes.

Parameters Namespace namespace ;

Returns XML

Sample

xml.removeNamespace(namespace)

replace(propertyName, replacementValue)

Takes two arguments, the property name of the property / properties to be replaced, and the value to replace the properties.

Parameters String propertyName ; XML replacementValue ;

Returns XML

Sample

xml.replace(propertyName, replacementValue)

setChildren(value)

Replaces all children of the XML object with this value. The method returns the XML object it is called on.

Parameters Object value ;

Returns XML

Sample

xml.setChildren(value)

setLocalName(name)

Changes the local name of this XML object to the name passed in.

Parameters String name ;

Returns void

Sample

xml.setLocalName(name)

setName(name)

Replaces the name of this XML object with the name passed in.

Parameters String name ;

Returns void

Sample

xml.setName(name)

setNamespace(namespace)

Changes the namespace associated with the name of this XML object to the new namespace.

Parameters Namespace namespace ;

Returns void

Sample

xml.setNamespace(namespace)

setSettings()

Allows the global XML settings to be adjusted or restored to their default values.

Returns void

Sample

xml.setSettings(settings)

setSettings(settings)

Allows the global XML settings to be adjusted or restored to their default values.

Parameters Object settings The new settings that should be applied globally to the XML object.

Returns void

Sample

xml.setSettings(settings)

settings()

Returns an object containing the global XML settings.

Returns Object

Sample

xml.settings()

text()

Returns an XMLList with all the children of this XML object that represent text nodes.

Returns XMLList

Sample

xml.text()

toString()

Returns a convenient string value of this XML object.

Returns String

Sample

xml.toString()

toXMLString()

Returns a string with the serialized XML markup for this XML object. XML.prettyPrinting and XML.prettyIndent settings affect the returned string.

Returns String

Sample

xml.toXMLString()

valueOf()

The method simply returns the XML object it is called on.

Returns XML

Sample

xml.valueOf()

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