Comment in DOM Level 2 Core

The Comment interface represents the content of a comment.

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Instance Properties

name type description
attributes NamedNodeMap (read only) [from Node]
childNodes NodeList (read only) [from Node]
data String [from CharacterData]
firstChild Node (read only) [from Node]
lastChild Node (read only) [from Node]
length Number (read only) [from CharacterData]
localName String (read only) [from Node]
namespaceURI String (read only) [from Node]
nextSibling Node (read only) [from Node]
nodeName String (read only) [from Node]
nodeType Number (read only) [from Node]
nodeValue String [from Node]
ownerDocument Document (read only) [from Node]
parentNode Node (read only) [from Node]
prefix String [from Node]
previousSibling Node (read only) [from Node]

Instance Methods

name returns description
addEventListener(type,listener,useCapture) (none) [from EventTarget]
appendChild(newChild) Node [from Node]
appendData(arg) (none) [from CharacterData]
cloneNode(deep) Node Return a new copy of the node. [from Node]
deleteData(offset,count) (none) [from CharacterData]
dispatchEvent(evt) Boolean Dispatches an event to the invoking object. [from EventTarget]
hasAttributes() Boolean [from Node]
hasChildNodes() Boolean [from Node]
insertBefore(newChild,refChild) Node [from Node]
insertData(offset,arg) (none) [from CharacterData]
isSupported(feature,version) Boolean [from Node]
normalize() (none) [from Node]
removeChild(oldChild) Node [from Node]
removeEventListener(type,listener,useCapture) (none) [from EventTarget]
replaceChild(newChild,oldChild) Node [from Node]
replaceData(offset,count,arg) (none) [from CharacterData]
substringData(offset,count) String [from CharacterData]


 This interface inherits from CharacterData and represents the content of a comment, i.e., all the characters between the starting '<!--' and ending '-->'. Note that this is the definition of a comment in XML, and, in practice, HTML, although some HTML tools may implement the full SGML comment structure.

Methods that return a Comment

name of object description
createComment(data) Document