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DOMImplementation : Object

Provides methods for performing operations that are DOM implementation independent.

Platform Support

IE Mozilla Netscape Opera Safari
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Constructors

Constructor Action IE Mozilla Netscape Opera Safari
DOMImplementation Constructor() : DOMImplementation
Provides methods for performing operations that are DOM implementation independent.
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DOMImplementation() : DOMImplementation

Provides methods for performing operations that are DOM implementation independent.

Returns

DOMImplementation
Visibility
internal

Functions

Method Action IE Mozilla Netscape Opera Safari
static createCSSStyleSheet(String title, String media) : CSSStyleSheet
Creates a new CSSStyleSheet object.
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Parameters

String title Title of the CSS stylesheet.
String media Array of media types that the stylesheet applies to.

Returns

CSSStyleSheet
Availability

HTML DOM Level 2

static createDocument(String namespaceURI, String qualifiedName, [DocumentType doctype]) : Document
Creates an XML document object.
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  • Opera: Supports the bare method only.
  • Safari: Supports the bare method only.

Parameters

String namespaceURI Namespace URI to use for the root element for the document.
String qualifiedName Name to use for the root element of the document.
DocumentType doctype (optional)DocumentType object to use for this document.

Returns

Document

For examples, see the Navioo examples page:

http://www.navioo.com/javascript/tutorials/Associative_object_arrays_of_document_812.html

Remarks
Creates a new document, which can subsequently be used to add new nodes and other content. createDocument takes arguments defining what the name of the document (or root) element will be. Additionally it can take an optional DocumentType object that can be used to define a logical <!DOCTYPE> block for this document.
Throws
Raises an INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR error if the specified target contains illegal characers.
Raises a NAMESPACE_ERR error if qualifiedName is incorrectly formed, has a namespace prefix or is set to xml when the namespaceURI is not "http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace".
Raises a WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR error if the supplied doctype has already been used by a different document.
See Also

DOMImplementation.createDocumentType|DOMImplementation.createHTMLDocument

Availability

HTML DOM Level 2|W3C

static createDocumentType(String qualifiedName, String publicId, String systemId) : DocumentType
Creates an empty DOCTYPE node for use in an XML document object
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Parameters

String qualifiedName Qualified name for the document.
String publicId Unique public id for the external subset.
String systemId System id for the external subset.

Returns

DocumentType
Remarks
Creates a new, blank, document type object, representing what would normally be serialized in XML as the DOCTYPE element so that you can declare entities and notations that are not a part of the content of the document.
Throws
Raises INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR error if qualifiedName contains illegal characers.
Raises NAMESPACE_ERR error if qualifiedName is malformed.
Availability

HTML DOM Level 2|W3C

createHTMLDocument(Object title) : HTMLDocument
Creates a blank HTML document that contains properly nested html, head, title, and body tags.
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Parameters

Object title Title of the document to be created.

Returns

HTMLDocument

For examples, see the Navioo examples page:

http://www.navioo.com/javascript/tutorials/Associative_object_arrays_of_document_812.html

See Also

DOMImplementation.createDocument

Availability

HTML DOM Level 2

hasFeature(String feature, [String version]) : Boolean
Tests a feature to see if the current DOM implementation supports the feature/version.
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Parameters

String feature Name of the feature to be tested to see if it is supported.
String version (optional)Version number of the feature to be tested to see if it is supported.

Returns

Boolean

Using hasFeature

if (document.implementation.hasFeature("DOM", "2.0")) {
                        // Magic happens here
                        } else {
                        // Exit out...
                        }
Remarks
Use this method to test if the current DOM implementation supports a required feature of your software.
See Also

Node.isSupported

Availability

HTML DOM Level 2|W3C

Remarks

This object defines methods for performing operations that are independant of any particular instance of the DOM. It is equivilant to the Global object in ECMA-262.This permits a user to, for instance, create new documents, or determine if the DOM implementation supports some given feature. These are methods that do not belong in any DOM instance-related objects.

Availability

HTML DOM Level 2|W3C

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