January 16, 2001 - The Document Fragment Node
January 16, 2001|
The Document Fragment Node
Tips: January 2001
Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
createDocumentFragment()method. This method creates a new node, like the
The type of the fragment node is 11. Click this button in Netscape 6, and see for yourself. Click in Internet Explorer and observe the error message:
fragObj = document.createDocumentFragment();
One way to distinguish between a fragment node and regular node is that it does not have a parent (
null.) Examine its parent:
Still, it belongs to the document. Examine its owner document:
Finally, examine its name:
In order to add the fragment node to the DOM tree, you must explicitly call one of the node insert methodsÂ
appendChild. Learn more about the DOM in Columns 40, The DOM, Part I: Analysis, through Column 47, A DOM-Based Snakes Game, Part II.