XML DOM hasChildNodes() Method


Element Object Reference Element Object

Definition and Usage

The hasChildNodes() method returns TRUE if the current element node has child nodes, and FALSE otherwise.

Syntax

elementNode.hasChildNodes()

Example

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and checks if the first <book> element has any child nodes:

Example

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");
x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("book")[0];

document.write(x.hasChildNodes());

Output:

true

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Element Object Reference Element Object

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