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createDocumentFragment Method

Creates an empty IXMLDOMDocumentFragment object.

var objXMLDOMDocumentFragment = oXMLDOMDocument.createDocumentFragment();

Return Value

An object. Returns the empty IXMLDOMDocumentFragment object.


var xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.6.0");
var docFragment;
xmlDoc.async = false;
if (xmlDoc.parseError.errorCode != 0) {
   var myErr = xmlDoc.parseError;
   WScript.Echo("You have error " + myErr.reason);
} else {
   docFragment = xmlDoc.createDocumentFragment();
   WScript.Echo("fragment: " + docFragment.xml);
   WScript.Echo("document: " + xmlDoc.xml);


fragment: <node1/><node2/><node3/>
document: <root></root>

HRESULT createDocumentFragment(
    IXMLDOMDocumentFragment **docFrag);


docFrag[out, retval]

The address of the empty IXMLDOMDocumentFragment.

Return Values


The value returned if successful.


The value returned if the docFrag parameter is Null.


The value returned if an error occurs.

Creating a document fragment with this method is the same as using createNode where the type parameter value is NODE_DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT and no namespace is specified. You cannot specify a namespace with the createDocumentFragment 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 nodeType property has the value NODE_DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT.

Implemented in: MSXML 3.0 and MSXML 6.0

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