Parse an XML string using JavaScript.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to parse an XML string using JavaScript. In the code examples below, we will take a string containing XML and parse it into an XMLDocument object. Converting it into an XMLDocument object allows us to easily read and manipulate the XML.

Take a look at the following JavaScript example:

In the code above, we:

  1. Created a basic XML file. The XML in this case represents a reminder.
  2. We created a new DOMParser instance.
  3. Using the DOMParser.parseFromString() method, we parsed our XML string into an XMLDocument object. We did this by setting the second parameter mimeType to text/xml.
  4. Finally, we logged our new XMLDocument instance to the browser console.

If you run the JavaScript above and view your developer console, you should see something similar to this:

parse xml javascript

Perfect!

Now, let’s read the value of one of our XML elements:

If you run the code above, your browser should display an alert saying: “Date for this reminder is: 2020-08-01T09:00:00”

Hopefully, you found this guide useful!

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