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XML DOM cloneNode() Method


Element Object Reference Element Object

Definition and Usage

The cloneNode() method creates an exact copy of a specified node.

This method returns the cloned node.

Syntax

cloneNode(include_all)

Parameter Description
include_all Required. If the Boolean parameter is set to true, the cloned node clones all the child nodes of the original node as well

Example

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and copies the first <book> node, then adds the copy to the end of the node list:

Example

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");

oldNode=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('book')[0];
newNode=oldNode.cloneNode(true);
xmlDoc.documentElement.appendChild(newNode);

//Output all titles
y=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("title");
for (i=0;i<y.length;i++)
{
document.write(y[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue);
document.write("
");
}

Output:

Everyday Italian
Harry Potter
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Everyday Italian

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Element Object Reference Element Object