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%XML.Node
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class %XML.Node extends %RegisteredObject

%XML.Node may be used to navigate the an XML document which is represented as an Document Object Model (DOM) using the %XML.Document. The %XML.Document may be created either

  • from an XML document by accessing the Document property of %XML.Reader after calling an Openxxx method of %XML.Reader.
  • as a new DOM by calling the CreateDocument of this class.

  • The %XML.Node instance that is used to navigate the DOM is created using the GetDocumentElement of %XML.Document.

    %XML.Node navigates through the nodes of the DOM rather than representing a fixed node in a DOM tree. The MoveToxxx methods are used to move through the DOM. The properties and methods of %XML.Node are then used to retrieve and modify the node contents.

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    Summary

    Properties
    Document LocalName Namespace NamespaceIndex Nil
    NodeData NodeId NodeType QName

    Methods
    %AddToSaveSet %ClassIsLatestVersion %ClassName %ConstructClone
    %DispatchClassMethod %DispatchGetModified %DispatchGetProperty %DispatchMethod
    %DispatchSetModified %DispatchSetMultidimProperty %DispatchSetProperty %Extends
    %GetParameter %IsA %IsModified %New
    %NormalizeObject %ObjectModified %OriginalNamespace %PackageName
    %RemoveFromSaveSet %SerializeObject %SetModified %ValidateObject
    AppendCharacter AppendElement AppendNode AppendTree
    AttributeDefined FirstAttributeName GetAttribute GetAttributeNS
    GetAttributeNamespace GetAttributeQName GetAttributeQNameNS GetAttributeValue
    GetAttributeValueNS GetAttributeValueNamespace GetAttributeValueNamespaceNS GetNumberAttributes
    GetText HasChildNodes InsertCharacter InsertElement
    InsertNode InsertTree IsDescendant LastAttributeName
    MoveToFirstChild MoveToLastChild MoveToNextSibling MoveToParent
    MoveToParentElement MoveToPreviousSibling NextAttributeName PreviousAttributeName
    Remove RemoveAttribute RemoveAttributeNS ReplaceCharacter
    ReplaceElement ReplaceNode ReplaceTree Serialize
    SetAttribute

    Subclasses
    %XML.Document

    Properties

    • property Document as %XML.Document;
    The DOM that this %XML.Node instance is navigating. The Document property may be set to change which DOM is being navigated. When the Document is set, %XML.Node is positioned at the document node, i.e. the parent of the root element.
    • property LocalName as %String [ Calculated ];
    Local name for element node.
    • property Namespace as %String [ Calculated ];
    XML namespace for element node.
    • property NamespaceIndex as %String [ Calculated ];
    Index into XML namespace table for element node.
    • property Nil as %Boolean [ Calculated ];
    True if xsi:nil or xsi:null specified as true or 1 for this element node.
    • property NodeData as %String [ Calculated ];
    Value of a character node.
    • property NodeId as %String;
    The id of the current node. The NodeId property may be set in order to move the specified node.
    • property NodeType as %String [ Calculated ];
    Type of node: $$$xmlELEMENTNODE, $$$xmlTEXTNODE, $$$xmlWHITESPACENODE.
    • property QName as %String [ Calculated ];
    Qname for element node. Only used for output as XML when the prefix is valid for the document.

    Methods

    • method AppendCharacter(text As %String, raw As %Boolean, parent As %String)
    Append new character data node to the list of children of this element node. The current node pointer does not change. This node is still the parent of the appended child.
    If raw is true, the node is marked as $$$xmlRAWTEXTNODE
    parent is for internal use only.
    • method AppendElement(localName As %String, namespace As %String = "", text As %String, qname As %String = "")
    Append new element node to the list of children of this node. If the text argument is specified, then character data is added as the child of the new element. The current node pointer does not change. This node is still the parent of the appended child.
    • method AppendNode(sourceNode As %XML.Node) as %Status
    Append a copy of the specified node to the list of children of this node. The node to copy may be from any document. The current node pointer does not change. This node is still the parent of the appended child.
    • method AppendTree(sourceNode As %XML.Node) as %Status
    Append a copy of the specified node, including all its children, to the list of children of this node. The tree to copy may be from any document, but this node may not be a descendant of the source node. The current node pointer does not change. This node is still the parent of the appended child.
    • method AttributeDefined(attributeName As %String) as %String
    Return non-zero (true) if attribute named attributeName exists for this element.
    • method FirstAttributeName() as %String
    Return attribute name for first attribute for this element.
    • method GetAttribute(attributeName As %String, ByRef namespace As %String, ByRef value As %String, ByRef valueNamespace As %String)
    Return attribute data of attribute named attributeName for this element.
  • namespace is the namespace URI from QName of attribute named attributeName for this element.
  • value is the attribute value.
  • valueNamespace is the namespace URI corresponding to the prefix when the attribute value is of the form "prefix:value".
  • • method GetAttributeNS(attributeName As %String, namespace As %String, ByRef value As %String, ByRef valueNamespace As %String)
    Return attribute data of attribute named attributeName in namespace for this element.
  • value is the attribute value.
  • valueNamespace is the namespace URI corresponding to the prefix when the attribute value is of the form "prefix:value".
  • • method GetAttributeNamespace(attributeName As %String) as %String
    Return namespace URI from QName of attribute named attributeName for this element.
    • method GetAttributeQName(attributeName As %String) as %String
    Return QName of attribute named attributeName for this element.
    • method GetAttributeQNameNS(attributeName As %String, namespace As %String) as %String
    Return QName of attribute named attributeName in namespace for this element.
    • method GetAttributeValue(attributeName As %String) as %String
    Return value of attribute named attributeName for this element.
    • method GetAttributeValueNS(attributeName As %String, namespace As %String) as %String
    Return value of attribute named attributeName in namespace for this element.
    • method GetAttributeValueNamespace(attributeName As %String) as %String
    Return namespace of value of attribute named attributeName for this element.
    • method GetAttributeValueNamespaceNS(attributeName As %String, namespace As %String) as %String
    Return namespace value of attribute named attributeName in namespace for this element.
    • method GetNumberAttributes() as %Integer
    Return number of attributes for this element.
    • method GetText(ByRef text, mixed As %Boolean = 0) as %Boolean
    Get the text contents of an element node. GetText returns false if an error is encountered in evaluating the node. GetText returns true if text is found. The text which is found may be the empty string. The found text is appended to the text argument. The text argument is created if it is not already defined. If the mixed argument is = 1, then the mixed character and element content in the current node is returned in the text argument.
    • method HasChildNodes(skipWhitespace As %Boolean = 0) as %Boolean
    Return non-zero (true) if this node has any child nodes.
    • method InsertCharacter(text As %String, ByRef child As %String) as %String
    Insert a new character data node to the list of children of this element node. The new character data is inserted just before the specified child node. The child node is specified by passing its NodeId. The child node is passed by reference so that it may be updated with a new NodeId after the insert. The nodeId of the inserted character data node is returned. The current node pointer does not change. This node is still the parent of the appended child.
    • method InsertElement(localName As %String, namespace As %String = "", ByRef child As %String, text As %String, qname As %String = "") as %String
    Insert a new element node to the list of children of this node. The new element is inserted just before the specified child node. The child node is specified by passing its NodeId. The child node is passed by reference so that it may be updated with a new NodeId after the insert. The nodeId of the inserted element is returned. If the text argument is specified, then character data is added as the child of the new element. The current node pointer does not change. This node is still the parent of the appended child.
    • method InsertNode(sourceNode As %XML.Node, ByRef child As %String, Output sc As %Status) as %String
    Insert a copy of the specified node to the list of children of this node. The node to copy may be from any document. The new node is inserted just before the specified child node. The child node is specified by passing its NodeId. The child node is passed by reference so that it may be updated with a new NodeId after the insert. The nodeId of the inserted node is returned. The current node pointer does not change.
    • method InsertTree(sourceNode As %XML.Node, ByRef child As %String, Output sc As %Status) as %String
    Insert a copy of the specified node, including its children, to the list of children of this node. The tree to copy may be from any document, but this node may not be a descendant of the source node. The new node is inserted just before the specified child node. The child node is specified by passing its NodeId. The child node is passed by reference so that it may be updated with a new NodeId after the insert. The nodeId of the inserted node is returned. The current node pointer does not change.
    • method IsDescendant(sourceNode As %XML.Node) as %Boolean
    Check is a this node is the descendant of specified node
    • method LastAttributeName() as %String
    Return attribute name for last attribute for this element.
    • method MoveToFirstChild(skipWhitespace As %Boolean = 0) as %Boolean
    Move node to current node's first child node. Optionally skip whitespace nodes.
    • method MoveToLastChild(skipWhitespace As %Boolean = 0) as %Boolean
    Move node to current node's last child node. Optionally skip whitespace nodes.
    • method MoveToNextSibling(skipWhitespace As %Boolean = 0) as %Boolean
    Move node to current node's next sibling. Optionally skip whitespace nodes.
    • method MoveToParent(restrictDocumentNode As %Boolean = 0) as %Boolean
    Move node to current node's parent.
    If restrictDocumentNode is true, then MoveTopParent will not move to document node.
    • method MoveToParentElement(localName As %String) as %Boolean
    Move node to current node's ancestor which has the specified local name.
    • method MoveToPreviousSibling(skipWhitespace As %Boolean = 0) as %Boolean
    Move node to current node's previous sibling. Optionally skip whitespace nodes.
    • method NextAttributeName(attributeName As %String) as %String
    Return attribute name for next attribute for this element.
    • method PreviousAttributeName(attributeName As %String) as %String
    Return attribute name for previous attribute for this element.
    • method Remove()
    Remove the current node and make its parent the current node.
    • method RemoveAttribute(attributeName As %String)
    Remove attribute named attributeName for this element.
    • method RemoveAttributeNS(attributeName As %String, namespace As %String)
    Remove attribute named attributeName in namespace for this element.
    • method ReplaceCharacter(text As %String)
    Replace this node with a character node.
    • method ReplaceElement(localName As %String, namespace As %String = "", text As %String, qname As %String = "")
    Replace this node with an element node.
    • method ReplaceNode(sourceNode As %XML.Node) as %Status
    Replace this node with a copy of the specified node. The node to copy may be from any document. The current node pointer does not change.
    • method ReplaceTree(sourceNode As %XML.Node) as %Status
    Replace this node with a copy of the specified node including all its children. The tree to copy may be from any document, but this node may not be a descendant of the source node. The current node pointer does not change.
    • method Serialize(Output endElementText) as %String
    Serialize this node as element
    • method SetAttribute(attributeName As %String, namespace As %String = "", value As %String = "", valueNamespace As %String = "")
    Set attribute data of attribute named attributeName for this element.
  • namespace is the namespace URI from QName of attribute named attributeName for this element.
  • value is the attribute value.
  • valueNamespace is the namespace URI corresponding to the prefix when the attribute value is of the form "prefix:value".


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