DOMImplementation.createDocumentType()

The DOMImplementation.createDocumentType() method returns a DocumentType object which can either be used with DOMImplementation.createDocument upon document creation or can be put into the document via methods like Node.insertBefore() or Node.replaceChild().

Syntax

doctype = document.implementation.createDocumentType(qualifiedNameStr, publicId, systemId)

Parameters

qualifiedNameStr
Is a DOMString containing the qualified name, like svg:svg.
publicId
Is a DOMString containing the PUBLIC identifier.
systemId
Is a DOMString containing the SYSTEM identifiers.

Example

var dt = document.implementation.createDocumentType('svg:svg', '-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN', 'http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd');
var d = document.implementation.createDocument('http://www.w3.org/2000/svg', 'svg:svg', dt);
alert(d.doctype.publicId); // -//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN

 Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'DOMImplementation.createDocumentType' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'DOMImplementation.createDocumentType' in that specification.
Recommendation No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
The definition of 'DOMImplementation.createDocumentType' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) [1] 9.0 (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) [1] (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

[1] Starting in Gecko 9.0, the ownerDocument of doctype nodes (that is, nodes for which Node.nodeType is Node.DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE or 10) is no longer null. Instead, the ownerDocument is the document on which document.implementation.createDocumentType() was called.

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