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attributes Property [DOM]

Contains the list of attributes for this node.

var objXMLDOMNamedNodeMap = oXMLDOMNode.attributes;

Example

The following example creates an IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap object from a document's attributes property, and then displays the number of nodes in the object.

var xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.6.0");
var oNamedNodeMap;
xmlDoc.async = false;
xmlDoc.load("books.xml");
if (xmlDoc.parseError.errorCode != 0) {
   var myErr = xmlDoc.parseError;
   WScript.Echo("You have error " + myErr.reason);
} else {
   oNamedNodeMap = xmlDoc.documentElement.firstChild.attributes;
   WScript.Echo(oNamedNodeMap.length);
}

HRESULT get_attributes(
    IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap **attributeMap);

attributeMap[out, retval]

An IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap returned for nodes that can return attributes (Element, Entity, and Notation nodes). Returns Null for all other node types. For the valid node types, the NamedNodeMap is always returned; when there are no attributes on the element, the list length is set to zero.

S_OK

Success. Returns a nonnull pointer value.

S_FALSE

The value returned if the node type does not allow attributes.

E_INVALIDARG

The value returned if attributeMap is Null.

The property is read-only. Returns IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap for nodes that can return attributes (Element, Entity, and Notation nodes). Returns Null for all other node types. For the valid node types, the NamedNodeMap is always returned; when there are no attributes on the element, the list length is set to 0.

This value depends on the value of the nodeType property.

NODE_ATTRIBUTE

NODE_CDATA_SECTION

NODE_COMMENT

NODE_DOCUMENT

NODE_DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT

NODE_ENTITY_REFERENCE

NODE_TEXT

Always returns Null.

NODE_ELEMENT

Returns IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap that contains a list of nodes corresponding to the attributes of the element.

NODE_PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION

Returns null for all processing instructions except the XML declaration, for example,<?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252" standalone="yes" ?>

For the XML declaration, the version, encoding, and standalone specifications can be accessed as attributes from the corresponding node.

NODE_DOCUMENT_TYPE

Values specified in the <!DOCTYPE ...> can be accessed as attributes from the node corresponding to the document type declaration. The names are "SYSTEM" and "PUBLIC". They are uppercase.

NODE_ENTITY

NODE_NOTATION

Returns IXMLDOMNamedNodeMap that exposes the PUBLIC ID, SYSTEM ID, and NDATA as attributes.

Implemented in:

MSXML 3.0, MSXML 6.0

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