How Can We Get ChildNodes From A Custom Tag?

Dec 26, 2003

i wrote a very simple HTML page to test some DOM features between Mozilla and IE. Mozilla is perfect everything went fine and i got the childNodes from my custom tag ( this tag i named <blah> ), inside this tag there is two <span>, that i retrieved. But with IE i really could figure out how its done! Code:

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Jul 11, 2006

this should be simple but I cannot figure it out. This is the HTML:

HTML Code:
<div id="box">
<p>two <strong>three</strong></p>
The JavaScript function has to take everything inside <div id="box"> and put it into another div. It should become:

HTML Code:
<div id="box">
<div class="content">
<p>two <strong>three</strong></p>
So how can I get all childNodes recursively to enclose them with another element?

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I have a problem with getting the amount of childs in a XML structure,
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>

If I use the following to get te amount of childs for xmlnames I get an
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Is this wrong or maybe there is a better / other way of counting the
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I am starting to learn using javascript on DOM. One of the first things
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*html code:
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<span>My Text</span>

In my javascript I tried to list all the child nodes from <div>, Firefox
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It look to me that the browsers treated the line break as a text node
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If I modified the html code to :
<div id="pagetitle"><span>My Text</span></div>

Then the browsers gave me the right answer: 1

They still gave me a wrong answer of 3 if I put a space around the
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<div id="pagetitle"<span>My Text</span</div>

What did I do wrong? I would still want the elements to be on their own

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I wanna get all the text nodes of the children of an element. The goal is to get an array with all the textNodes in each cell of a table, without any other nodes that might ocure whithin that cell (<p>, <br> etc...)

I mean if:
I need:
var txt = new Array()
txt[0] = &#3912;'
txt[1] = ?'

Now I had to circle through all the childNodes to extract all the text nodes. I have build a function, but something is wrong in the code, and I don't sense what. I need soime fresh eyes, any ideeas? Where's the mistake?:

<script type="text/javascript">
function checkCell(){
var allC = document.getElementById('tab').getElementsByTagName('td');//cells' collection
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if I have:

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The problem is I have i have a div 'serials' inside 'readroot' and the
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What is the best way to modify the childnodes of the div serials?

I guess i could put another for loop inside the for loop of the
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1.1.1 Audioset
1.1.2 Videoset


Now the thing is in the current treeview a single category is open at a time. like if 1.1.1 is open 1.1.2 will b closed and similarly if 1.1 is open...1.2 will b closed. But i want that when i click on 1(Door phone) ie Door phone...evry node should be opened instead of just one similary when i click on 2(CCTV), all its node should be opened.

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From what I've read, everything in the DOM is a node. Basically there are three types of nodes: text, element and attribute (there are more node types but these are the most common).

Let's say I have the following html:


Then this javascript:

var forms = document.getElementsByTagName("form")
var form = forms[0];
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I would think that the output should be 2 as I only see 2 childNodes for the form object: the <p> element is an element node and the <p> element has a text node, so that's a total of 2 nodes. Where is the 3rd one comming from.

To add to the confusion, if I change the html to:

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The above javascript still outputs 3. I would think that the output is 4:
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Obviously I'm not correctly comprehending how childNodes are determined.

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<script type="text/javascript"><!--
function rec(n) {

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for(var i = numkids-1; i>=0; i--)

// sets child to hidden
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var a = document.getElementById('commentholder0');

// this function loops though the parts and makes then invisiable so you cant see them overlap


My html is here:

<ul id= "commentholder0" >
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<Region Name="North">
<City Name="Delhi">
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<Dealer Name="DEF" Type="A" Contact="9890422222" PinCode="867901"/>
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I tried doing x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("City").length;
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