DOMImplementation.createDocument()

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

Syntax

var 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
DOM Standard (DOM)
# ref-for-dom-domimplementation-createdocument②

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See also