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specified Property

Indicates whether the node (usually an attribute) is explicitly specified or derived from a default value in the document type definition (DTD) or schema.

boolValue = oXMLDOMNode.specified;

Example

The following script example creates an IXMLDOMNode from the specified item in an IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap. It then displays whether or not the attribute was specified in the element, rather than in a DTD or schema.

var xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.3.0");
var currNode;
var objNamedNodeMap;
var myNode;
xmlDoc.async = false;
xmlDoc.load("books.xml");
if (xmlDoc.parseError.errorCode != 0) {
   var myErr = xmlDoc.parseError;
   WScript.Echo("You have error " + myErr.reason);
} else {
   currNode = xmlDoc.documentElement.childNodes.item(0);
   objNamedNodeMap = currNode.attributes;
   myNode = objNamedNodeMap.item(0);
   WScript.Echo(myNode.specified ? "true" : "false");
}


boolValue = oXMLDOMNode.specified
HRESULT get_specified(
    VARIANT_BOOL *isSpecified);

Parameters

isSpecified[out, retval]

True if the attribute is explicitly specified in the element; False if the attribute value comes from the DTD or schema.

C/C++ Return Values

S_OK

The value returned if successful.

E_INVALIDARG

The value returned if the isSpecified parameter is Null.

Boolean. The property is read-only. Returns True if the attribute is explicitly specified in the element. Returns False if the attribute value comes from the DTD or schema.

This value depends on the value of the nodeType property.

NODE_ATTRIBUTE

Returns True if the attribute was specified directly on the element. Returns False for default attributes.

NODE_CDATA_SECTION

NODE_COMMENT

NODE_DOCUMENT

NODE_DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT

NODE_DOCUMENT_TYPE

NODE_ELEMENT

NODE_ENTITY

NODE_ENTITY_REFERENCE

NODE_NOTATION

NODE_PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION

NODE_TEXT

Returns True.

This member is an extension of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Document Object Model (DOM).

Implemented in:

MSXML 3.0,MSXML 6.0

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