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XML DOM nodeType Property


Element Object Reference Element Object

Definition and Usage

The nodeType property returns node type of the selected node.

Syntax

elementNode.nodeType

Node Number: Node Name:
1 Element
2 Attribute
3 Text
4 CDATA Section
5 Entity Reference
6 Entity
7 Processing Instruction
8 Comment
9 Document
10 Document Type
11 Document Fragment
12 Notation


Example

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and gets the node type from the first <title> element:

Example

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");

x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("title")[0];
document.write(x.nodeType);

The output of the code above will be:

1

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nodeType - Skip empty text nodes


Element Object Reference Element Object

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