[XML-SIG] Re: no parent?

Matthias Teege matthias-gmane at mteege.de
Wed Oct 13 17:11:50 CEST 2004

Andrew Clover <and-xml at doxdesk.com> writes:

>  > Is there a better way to replace the complete placeholder tag with
>  > useful text?

> Well, at a guess:

>    placeholders= document.getElementsByTagName('text:placeholder')
>    for placeholder in list(placeholders):
>      text= document.createTextNode('Hello!') # or whatever
>      placeholder.parentNode.replaceChild(text, placeholder)

> (assuming you don't have any nested placeholder elements!)

This is exactly what I'm trying to do. Thanks. How do I get the
content in the placeholder tag? I need it to decide what text I put in
there but I only get the attributes with
'placeholder.attributes.items()'. Later I'll try to replace
placeholders in nested elements because I need to insert tables. Is
this a lot more work?

Many thanks

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