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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    xml node attributes are automatically being converted to lower case


    I am new to hacking javascript and this forum.

    I am trying to build a jsTree engine that parses an XML file, allows the user to modify the attribute values and then write this back to the server.

    I have building the function across several different scripts to get a understanding if what's going on.

    I am currently having an issue with the case of an attribute when I break out my xml node list. It always seems to be automatically set to lowercase.

    On the w3schools site I found this property styles.textTransform = "none", but I cant seem to apply it, in the correct place (see comments for where I tried).

    Is this what I should be using?

    I have attached my example code, it should be a complete example. It should produce an output that looks like the following,

    Starting here

    Ending here

    I am using Chrome as my browser, is there a way I can search all the properties of the xml2 variable, using the inbuilt debugging features?


    HTML Code:
    <!doctype html>
    <html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="tabs.css">
    <script  type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
    var xml2 = '<root><objects><pgExe1><REF enablecomms="0" objType="pglite" objectState="initial" startupSleep="10"><command TargetId="1" buoyId="001" dspExePath="../v2.13/pg_dsp.out" exeName="pg_gpp" path="../v2.13/" scriptName="shPgLite.exe" xmlPath="../pbXmlConfigs/pb-xxx-20120913_135459.xml"/><comms enable="0" host="localhost" maxlength="1024" port="1999" proto="udp" status="0" timeout="5"/><statusReboot pgController="" rebootCount="0" rebootEnable="1" rebootThreshold="3" rebootTimeout="0"/></REF></pgExe1></objects></root>';
    var html = [];
    function traverse(tree, printString) {
        $(tree).contents().each(function() {
          printString = printString + '.' + this.nodeName;
          //html.push(this.nodeType + this.nodeName + '<br>');
          if (this.nodeType == 3) { // text node
            html.push('---'+$(this).text()+ '<br>');
          } else {
            if (this.nodeType == 2) { // attribute node
              // node value: $(this).text() or this.nodeValue
            html.push('+++'+$(this).attr()+ '<br>');
            } else {
              if(this.attributes.length > 0){
                //html.push('==='+this.nodeName + ': ' + this.attributes.length + ' ~ <br>');
                for( var iCnt = 0; iCnt < this.attributes.length; iCnt++){
                  //this.attributes[iCnt].nodeName.styles.textTransform = "none";
                  //this.textTransform = "none";
                  //html.push(printString + iCnt + '  ' + this.attributes[iCnt].nodeName + ' ' + this.attributes[iCnt].nodeValue + ' ~ <br>');
                  html.push(printString + '.' + this.attributes[iCnt].nodeName + '="' + this.attributes[iCnt].nodeValue + '"<br>');
              traverse(this, printString);
    function createPage(obj) {
      html.push('Starting here');
      //xml2.styles.textTransform = "none";
      traverse(xml2, '');
      html.push('<br>Ending here');
    window.onload = createPage();

  2. #2
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    Oct 2012
    I appear to have solved this by actually treating the string as XML. I am not sure how it was being treated before

    function createPage(obj) {
      html.push('Starting here');
      if (window.DOMParser)
        parser=new DOMParser();
      else // Internet Explorer
        xmlDoc=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM");
      traverse(xmlDoc, '');
      html.push('<br>Ending here');
    The output looks much better


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