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    DOMImplementation.createDocument()

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    The DOMImplementation.createDocument() method creates and returns an XMLDocument.

    Syntax

    doc = document.implementation.createDocument(namespaceURI, qualifiedNameStr, documentType);

    Parameters

    namespaceURI
    Is a DOMString containing the namespace URI of the document to be created, or null if the document doesn't belong to one.
    qualifiedNameStr
    Is a DOMString containing the qualified name, that is an optional prefix and colon plus the local root element name, of the document to be created.
    documentType Optional
    Is the DocumentType of the document to be created. It defaults to null.

    Example

    var doc = document.implementation.createDocument ('http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml', 'html', null);
    var body = document.createElementNS('http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml', 'body');
    body.setAttribute('id', 'abc');
    doc.documentElement.appendChild(body);
    alert(doc.getElementById('abc')); // [object HTMLBodyElement]
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    DOMImplementation.createDocument in DOM Living Standard Modified the return type of createDocument() from Document to XMLDocument.
    The third argument of createDocument(), doctype, is now optional and default to null.
    DOMImplementation.createDocument in Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification Recommendation No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
    DOMImplementation.createDocument in Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 9.0 (Yes) (Yes)
    3rd argument of createDocument() optional (Yes) 26.0 (26.0) Not supported (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    3rd argument of createDocument() optional (Yes) 26.0 (26.0) Not supported (Yes) (Yes)

    See also

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