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.
Obsolete 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.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support 6Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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