XML DOM » DocumentType » entities

Syntax:
documentType.entities

This property contains a NamedNodeMap of all entities (both internal and external) declared in the Document Type Definition. Duplicates are ignored.

Examples

Code:
XML:

<!DOCTYPE staff SYSTEM "staff.dtd" [
   <!ENTITY snrex "senior executive">
   <!ENTITY pa "personal assistant">
]>

<staff>
   <employee ssn="123456" pay="3">
      <name>John Sullivan</name>
      <position>snrex;</position>
   </employee>
   <employee ssn="987654" pay="2">
      <name>Mary Lopez</name>
      <position>pa;</position>
   </employee>
</staff>

VBScript:

Set objXMLDoc = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM")
objXMLDoc.async = False
objXMLDoc.load("staff.xml")

Set DocType = objXMLDoc.doctype
Set EntList = DocType.entities
For Each Ent In EntList
   document.write(Ent.nodeName)
   document.write(": " & Ent.text & "<br>")
Next
Output:
snrex: senior executive
pa: personal assistant
Explanation:

In this example the 'staff.xml' file is used which contains a couple of entities defined in the DOCTYPE declaration. The code then gets a DocumentType object for this document, and produces a NamedNodeMap of all its entities. It then iterates through the list displaying the name and text of each.

Note: The code above represents the raw XML; when viewed in a browser both of the entities '&snrex;' and '&pa;' will be expanded to the values defined for them in the DOCTYPE declaration (i.e. 'senior executive' and 'personal assistant' respectively).

Language(s): VBScript XML