XML DOM » ParseError » linepos

Compability: Internet Explorer

Syntax:
parseError.linepos

This property contains the position of the character within the line where the parse error occurs.

Examples

Code:
XML:

<staff>
   <employee ssn="123456" pay="3">
      <name>John Sullivan</name>
      <position>senior executive</position>
   </employee>
   <employee ssn="987654" pay="2">
      <name>Mary Lopez<name>
      <position>personal assistant</position>
   </employee>
</staff>

JavaScript:

xml_doc = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM");
xml_doc.async = false;
xml_doc.load("staff.xml");

err = xml_doc.parseError;
if (err.errorCode != 0)
   alert("Line: " + err.line + "\nLine Position: " + err.linepos);
Output:
Line: 10
Line Position: 25
Explanation:

In this example the file 'staff.xml' is loaded which includes an error: the slash character (/) is missing from the closing 'name' tag of the second 'employee' element. If a parse error occurs, as it does in this case, an alert displays the number of the line where it occurs, and the offending character's position within that line.

Language(s): JavaScript XML