XML DOM hasChildNodes() Method


Node Object Reference Node Object

Definition and Usage

The hasChildNodes() method returns true if the specified node has any child nodes, otherwise false.


Browser Support

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


Syntax

nodeObject.hasChildNodes()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Type Description
Boolean Returns true if the specified node has any child nodes, otherwise false

Technical Details

DOM Version Core Level 1 Node Object

Example

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and returns whether 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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Node Object Reference Node Object

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