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nodeName Property

Returns the qualified name for attribute, document type, element, entity, or notation nodes. Returns a fixed string for all other node types. Read-only.

strValue = oXMLDOMNode.nodeName;

Example

The following script example creates an IXMLDOMNode object and displays its name.

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.nodeName);
}


strValue = oXMLDOMNode.nodeName

HRESULT get_nodeName(
    BSTR *name);

Parameters

name[out, retval]

Node name, which varies depending on the node type.

C/C++ Return Values

S_OK

Value returned if successful.

E_INVALIDARG

Value returned if the name parameter is Null.

String. The property is read-only and always contains a non-empty string. The nodeName property contains the qualified name for the element, attribute, or entity reference. For example, it returns xxx:yyy for the element <xxx:yyy>.

The node name value varies, depending on the nodeType property.

NODE_ATTRIBUTE

Contains the name of the attribute.

NODE_CDATA_SECTION

Contains the literal string "#cdata-section".

NODE_COMMENT

Contains the literal string "#comment".

NODE_DOCUMENT

Contains the literal string "#document".

NODE_DOCUMENT_TYPE

Contains the name of the document type; for example, xxx in <!DOCTYPE xxx ...>.

NODE_DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT

Contains the literal string "#document-fragment".

NODE_ELEMENT

Contains the name of the XML tag, with any namespace prefix included if present.

NODE_ENTITY

Contains the name of the entity.

NODE_ENTITY_REFERENCE

Contains the name of the entity referenced. Note that the name does not include the leading ampersand or the trailing semicolon. The name includes the namespace if one is present.

NODE_NOTATION

Contains the name of the notation.

NODE_PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION

Contains the target; the first token following the <? characters.

NODE_TEXT

Contains the literal string "#text".

Implemented in: MSXML 3.0, MSXML 6.0

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