xml element | xml object

Defines an XML data island on an HTML page.

Members

The xml object has these types of members:

Events

The xml object has these events.

EventDescription
afterupdate

Fires on a databound object after successfully updating the associated data in the data source object.

beforecopy

Fires on the source object before the selection is copied to the system clipboard.

beforeupdate

Fires on a databound object before updating the associated data in the data source object.

cellchange

Fires when data changes in the data provider.

dataavailable

Fires periodically as data arrives from data source objects that asynchronously transmit their data.

datasetchanged

Fires when the data set exposed by a data source object changes.

errorupdate

Fires on a databound object when an error occurs while updating the associated data in the data source object.

filterchange

Fires when a visual filter changes state or completes a transition.

layoutcomplete

Fires when the print or print preview layout process finishes filling the current LayoutRect object with content from the source document.

ondatasetcomplete

Fires to indicate that all data is available from the data source object.

readystatechange

Fires when the state of the object has changed.

resize

Fires when the size of the object is about to change.

rowenter

Fires to indicate that the current row has changed in the data source and new data values are available on the object.

rowexit

Fires just before the data source control changes the current row in the object.

rowsdelete

Fires when rows are about to be deleted from the recordset.

rowsinserted

Fires just after new rows are inserted in the current recordset.

 

Methods

The xml object has these methods.

MethodDescription
addBehavior

Attaches a behavior to the element.

applyElement

Makes the element either a child or parent of another element.

clearAttributes

Removes all attributes and values from the object.

componentFromPoint

Returns the component located at the specified coordinates via certain events.

doScroll

Note   doScroll is no longer supported. Starting with IE11, use scrollLeft or scrollTop. For info, see Compatibility changes.

Simulates a click on a scroll bar component.

fireEvent

Fires a specified event on the object.

getAttributeNode

Retrieves an attribute object referenced by the attribute.name property.

hasAttribute

Determines whether an attribute with the specified name exists.

hasAttributes

Determines whether one or more attributes exist for the object.

namedRecordset

Retrieves the recordset object corresponding to the named data member from a DSO.

normalize

Merges adjacent DOM objects to produce a normalized document object model.

removeAttributeNode

Removes an attribute object from the object.

removeBehavior

Detaches a behavior from the element.

replaceAdjacentText

Replaces the text adjacent to the element.

setActive

Sets the object as active without setting focus to the object.

setAttributeNode

Sets an attribute object node as part of the object.

setCapture

Sets the mouse capture to the object that belongs to the current document.

 

Properties

The xml object has these properties.

PropertyDescription

attributes

Retrieves a collection of attributes of the object.

canHaveChildren

Gets a value indicating whether the object can contain child objects.

canHaveHTML

Retrieves the value indicating whether the object can contain rich HTML markup.

id

Sets or retrieves the string identifying the object.

isContentEditable

Gets the value that indicates whether the user can edit the contents of the object.

isDisabled

Gets the value that indicates whether the user can interact with the object.

isMultiLine

Retrieves the value indicating whether the content of the object contains one or more lines.

readyState

Retrieves the current state of the object.

recordset

Sets or retrieves from a data source object a reference to the default record set.

role

Sets or retrieves the role for this element.

scopeName

Gets the namespace defined for the element.

This property is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

src

Sets or retrieves a URL to be loaded by the object.

tagUrn

Sets or gets the URN specified in the namespace declaration.

This property is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

XMLDocument

Retrieves a reference to the XML DOM exposed by the object.

 

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

The readyState property of the xml element, available as a string value, corresponds to the readyState property of the XMLDOMDocument object, which is available as a long value. The string values correspond to the long values of the XML document object's property as shown in the Examples section.

The XMLDocument property is the default property.

This element is available in HTML and script as of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.

Examples

This example uses the xml element to define a simple XML data island that can be embedded directly in an HTML page.


<xml id="oMetaData">
  <metadata>
     <author>John Smith</author>
     <generator>Visual Notepad</generator>
     <pagetype>Reference</pagetype>
     <abstract>Specifies a data island</abstract>
  </metadata>
</xml>

This example uses the readyState property of the xml object to determine whether the XML data island is completely downloaded.


  if (oMetaData.readyState == "complete")
      window.alert ("The XML document is ready.");

This example uses the readyState property of the XMLDOMDocument object to determine whether the XML data island is completely downloaded.


  if (oMetaData.XMLDocument.readyState == 4)
      window.alert ("The XML document is ready.");

This script example retrieves the text contained within the abstract field of the data island.


   var oNode = oMetaData.XMLDocument.selectSingleNode("metadata/abstract");
   alert(oNode.text);

 

 

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