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createCDATASection Method


Creates a CDATA section node that contains the supplied data.

var objXMLDOMCDATASection = oXMLDOMDocument.createCDATASection(data);


A string specifying the value to be supplied to the new IXMLDOMCDATASection object's nodeValue property.

An object. Returns the new IXMLDOMCDATASection object.

The following script example creates a new CDATA section node and appends it as the last child node of the DOMDocument object.

var xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.6.0");
var root;
var CDATASection;
xmlDoc.async = false;
if (xmlDoc.parseError.errorCode != 0) {
   var myErr = xmlDoc.parseError;
   WScript.Echo("You have error " + myErr.reason);
} else {
   root = xmlDoc.documentElement;
   CDATASection = xmlDoc.createCDATASection("Hello World!");


HRESULT createCDATASection(
    BSTR data,
    IXMLDOMCDATASection **cdata);


The value to be supplied to the new CDATA section object's nodeValue property.

 cdata[out, retval]

The address of the new IXMLDOMCDATASection.


The value returned if successful.


The value returned if the cdata parameter is Null.


The value returned if an error occurs.

Creating a CDATA section with this method is the same as using createNode where the type parameter value is NODE_CDATA_SECTION and no namespace is specified. You cannot specify a namespace with the createCDATASection method.

Although this method creates the new object in the context of this document, it does not automatically add the new object to the document tree. In other words, although the ownerDocument property of the new node points to this document object, the parentNode property is set to Null. To add the new object, you must explicitly call one of the node insert methods, insertBefore method, replaceChild method, or appendChild method.

The new object's nodeType property has the value NODE_CDATA_SECTION.

Implemented in: MSXML 3.0 and MSXML 6.0


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