Entitydeclaration modeling has been left for a later Level of the DOM specification.
nodeName attribute that is inherited from
Node contains the name of the entity.
An XML processor may choose to completely expand entities before the structure model is passed to the DOM; in this case there will be no
EntityReference nodes in the document tree.
XML does not mandate that a non-validating XML processor read and process entity declarations made in the external subset or declared in external parameter entities. This means that parsed entities declared in the external subset need not be expanded by some classes of applications, and that the replacement value of the entity may not be available. When the replacement value is available, the corresponding
Entity node's child list represents the structure of that replacement text. Otherwise, the child list is empty.
The resolution of the children of the
Entity (the replacement value) may be lazily evaluated; actions by the user (such as calling the
childNodes method on the
Entity Node) are assumed to trigger the evaluation.
The DOM Level 1 does not support editing
Entity nodes; if a user wants to make changes to the contents of an
Entity, every related
EntityReference node has to be replaced in the structure model by a clone of the
Entity's contents, and then the desired changes must be made to each of those clones instead. All the descendants of an
Entity node are readonly.
Entity node does not have any parent.
Public Member Functions
|Node||appendChild (Node newChild) throws DOMException|
|Node||cloneNode (boolean deep)|
|String||getNodeValue () throws DOMException|
|Node||insertBefore (Node newChild, Node refChild) throws DOMException|
|Node||removeChild (Node oldChild) throws DOMException|
|Node||replaceChild (Node newChild, Node oldChild) throws DOMException|
|void||setNodeValue (String nodeValue) throws DOMException|
Static Public Attributes
|static final short||ATTRIBUTE_NODE = 2|
|static final short||CDATA_SECTION_NODE = 4|
|static final short||COMMENT_NODE = 8|
|static final short||DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT_NODE = 11|
|static final short||DOCUMENT_NODE = 9|
|static final short||DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE = 10|
|static final short||ELEMENT_NODE = 1|
|static final short||ENTITY_NODE = 6|
|static final short||ENTITY_REFERENCE_NODE = 5|
|static final short||NOTATION_NODE = 12|
|static final short||PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION_NODE = 7|
|static final short||TEXT_NODE = 3|