The childNodes property returns a NodeList containing the child nodes of the selected node
If the selected node has no children, this property returns a NodeList containing no nodes.
Tip: To loop through a childNodes list, it is more efficient to use the nextSibling property than to explicitly use the childNodes list of the parent object.
The output of the code above will be:
In Internet Explorer the output of the code above will be:
In Mozilla browsers the output of the code above will be:
Firefox, and most other browsers, will treat empty white-spaces or new lines as text nodes, Internet Explorer will not. So, in the example above, the output will be different.
To read more about the differences between browsers, visit our DOM Browsers chapter in our XML DOM Tutorial.