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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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Editing XML Documents with Internet Explorer

You can alter the contents of an XML document in Internet Explorer. To do this, you use methods such as createElement, insertBefore, createTextNode, and appendChild.

As an example, I'll alter the document ch07_01.xml by inserting a new element, <MEETING_CHAIR>, like this:

<?xml version="1.0"?> 
<MEETINGS>
   <MEETING TYPE="informal">
       <MEETING_CHAIR>Ted Bond</MEETING_CHAIR>
       <MEETING_TITLE>XML In The Real World</MEETING_TITLE>
       <MEETING_NUMBER>2079</MEETING_NUMBER>
       <SUBJECT>XML</SUBJECT>
       <DATE>6/1/2003</DATE>
       <PEOPLE>
           <PERSON ATTENDANCE="present">
               <FIRST_NAME>Edward</FIRST_NAME>
               <LAST_NAME>Samson</LAST_NAME>
           </PERSON>
            .
            .
            .

I begin by creating the new node, corresponding to the <MEETING_CHAIR> element, ...

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