DOMImplementation.createDocument()

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
DOM
The definition of 'DOMImplementation.createDocument' in that specification.
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.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'DOMImplementation.createDocument' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
The definition of 'DOMImplementation.createDocument' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes6 Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?

See also

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