TreeWalker.expandEntityReferences

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

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

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  TreeWalker.whatToShow method and the associated filter.

Syntax

expand = treeWalker.expandEntityReferences;

Example

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

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Deprecated
Chrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox No support 4 — 21IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9Safari Full support 3WebView Android Full support 3Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android No support 4 — 21Opera Android Full support 9Safari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

  • The interface this property belongs to: TreeWalker.

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, erikadoyle, teoli, afreen, Prachi_Dighe
Last updated by: fscholz,