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. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work 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.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1123.5 — 21993
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes4 — 2193 Yes

See also

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