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xml Property

Contains the XML representation of the node and all its descendants.

strValue = oXMLDOMNode.xml;

Example

The following script example creates an IXMLDOMNode of type NODE_ENTITY, and then displays the object's XML value, including that of any of the object's child nodes.

var xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.3.0");
var currNode;
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);
   WScript.Echo(currNode.xml);
}


strValue = oXMLDOMNode.xml

HRESULT get_xml(
    BSTR *xmlString);

Parameters

xmlString[out, retval]

An XML representation of this node and all its descendants.

C/C++ Return Values

S_OK

The value returned if successful.

E_INVALIDARG

The value returned if the xmlString property is Null.

The property is read-only.

The xml property always returns a Unicode string. That is, the xml property for DOMDocument converts the document from its original encoding to Unicode. As a result, the original encoding attribute is removed. For example, <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> appears in the xml property as follows.

<?xml version="1.0"?>

If the original encoding was not removed by the xml property, the following line returns an error indicating the parser cannot switch from Unicode to UTF-8 encoding.

xmlDoc.loadxml(xmlDoc.xml);

If you use the save method, the original encoding is preserved. For example, if you load a document in Microsoft® Windows® 1252 encoding, it will be saved in that format.

This value depends on the value of the nodeType property.

NODE_ATTRIBUTE

NODE_CDATA_SECTION

NODE_COMMENT

NODE_DOCUMENT

NODE_ELEMENT

NODE_ENTITY

NODE_NOTATION

NODE_PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION

NODE_TEXT

Returns the string representation of the node and all its descendants.

NODE_DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT

Returns the string representation of all descendant nodes of the document fragment.

NODE_DOCUMENT_TYPE

Returns the string representation of the <!DOCTYPE ...> declaration, including the internal subset if specified.

NODE_ENTITY_REFERENCE

Returns the string representation of the entity reference. Although the entity reference has children, they are not returned.

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

Implemented in:

MSXML 2.0 and later

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