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    NodeIterator.expandEntityReferences

    Deprecated
    This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Do not use it in old or new projects. Pages or Web apps using it may break at any time.

    The NodeIterator.expandEntityReferences read-only property returns a Boolean flag indicating whether or not the children of entity reference nodes are visible to the NodeIterator.

    If this value is false, the children of entity reference nodes (as well as all of their descendants) are rejected. This takes precedence over the value of the  NodeIterator.whatToShow method and the associated filter.

    Syntax

    expand = nodeIterator.expandEntityReferences;
    

    Example

    var nodeIterator = document.createNodeIterator(
        document.body,
        NodeFilter.SHOW_ELEMENT,
        { acceptNode: function(node) { return NodeFilter.FILTER_ACCEPT; } },
        false
    );
    expand = nodeIterator.expandEntityReferences;

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    DOM
    The definition of 'NodeIterator' in that specification.
    Living Standard Removed from the spec.
    Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
    The definition of 'NodeIterator.expandEntityReferences' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 1.0 3.5 (1.9.1)
    Removed in 21 (21)
    9.0 9.0 3.0
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.9.1)
    Removed in 21.0 (21)
    (Yes) 9.0 3.0

    See also

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Contributors to this page: Sheppy, Jürgen Jeka, fscholz, afreen, teoli, Khodaidad_Basharmand
    Last updated by: fscholz,