All modern browsers support the W3C DOM specification.
However, there are some differences between browsers. One important difference is:
XML often contains new line, or white space characters, between nodes. This is often the case when the document is edited by a simple editor like Notepad.
The following example (edited by Notepad) contains CR/LF (new line) between each line and two spaces in front of each child node:
Internet Explorer will NOT treat empty white-spaces, or new lines as text nodes, while other browsers will.
The following code fragment displays how many child nodes the root element (of books.xml) has:
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