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Re: getElementsByTagName

From: Lauren Wood <lauren@sqwest.bc.ca>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 10:22:11 -0700
Message-Id: <199808071722.KAA29874@sqwest.bc.ca>
To: www-dom@w3.org
At 07/08/98 10:35 AM , Peter Pierrou wrote:
>I am developing a DOM api in C++ for our product the SGML/XML editor
Documentor and I am
>a bit confused about the Element::getElementsByTagName method.
>In the specification:
>   tagname
>      The name of the tag to match on. If the string "*" is given, this
method will
>      return all elements in the document"
>Does it really mean that "*" returns all elements in the Document, even
the elements in the
>parent chain of the element instance, or does it mean all elements
descending the
>element instance?

All sub-elements of the Element in this case, not the document (that's what
Document.getElementsByTagName is for).

>Also: I presume that the method is recursive, please tell me if i am wrong.

If by recursive you mean does it do the entire sub-tree, then yes.

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