XML DOM cloneNode() Method


Node Object Reference Node Object

Definition and Usage

The cloneNode() method creates a copy of a node, and returns the newly clone node.


Browser Support

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The cloneNode() method is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

nodeObject.cloneNode(deep)

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
deep Boolean true clones the node, its attributes, and its descendants. false clones the node and its attributes.

Return Value

Type Description
Node object The cloned node

Technical Details

DOM Version Core Level 1 Node Object

Example

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

Example

xmlDoc = loadXMLDoc("books.xml");

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

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

Output:

Everyday Italian
Harry Potter
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Everyday Italian

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