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An XML object may represent an XML element, attribute, comment, processing instruction, or text element.
An XML object is classified as having either simple content or complex content . An XML object that has child nodes is classified as having complex content. An XML object is said to have simple content if it is any one of the following: an attribute, a comment, a processing instruction, or a text node.
For example, the following XML object contains complex content, including a comment and a processing instruction:
XML.ignoreComments = false; XML.ignoreProcessingInstructions = false; var x1:XML = <order> <!--This is a comment. --> <?PROC_INSTR sample ?> <item id='1'> <menuName>burger</menuName> <price>3.95</price> </item> <item id='2'> <menuName>fries</menuName> <price>1.45</price> </item> </order>
As the following example shows, you can now use the comments() and processingInstructions() methods to create new XML objects, a comment and a processing instruction:
var x2:XML = x1.comments(); var x3:XML = x1.processingInstructions();
The XML class has five static properties:
For details on these properties, see the ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference.
The following methods allow you to work with the hierarchical structure of XML objects:
The following methods allow you to work with XML object attributes:
The following methods allow you to you work with XML object properties:
The following methods are for working with qualified names and namespaces:
The following methods are for working with and determining certain types of XML content:
The following methods are for conversion to strings and for formatting XML objects:
There are a few additional methods:
For details on these methods, see the ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference.