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XML DOM - The CDATASection Object


Try it Yourself - Examples

The examples below use the XML file books.xml.

createCDATASection() - Create a CDATA section node


The CDATASection object

The CDATASection object represents a CDATA section in a document.

A CDATA section contains text that will NOT be parsed by a parser. Tags inside a CDATA section will NOT be treated as markup and entities will not be expanded. The primary purpose is for including material such as XML fragments, without needing to escape all the delimiters.

The only delimiter that is recognized in a CDATA section is "]]>" - which indicates the end of the CDATA section. CDATA sections cannot be nested.

CDATASection Object Properties

Property Description
data Sets or returns the text of this node
length Returns the length of the CDATA section

CDATASection Object Methods

Property Description
appendData() Appends data to the node
deleteData() Deletes data from the node
insertData() Inserts data into the node
replaceData() Replaces data in the node
splitText() Splits the CDATA node into two nodes
substringData() Extracts data from the node