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    Node.nodeType Redirect 1

    Summary

    The read-only Node.nodeType property returns an unsigned short integer representing the type of the node.

    Syntax

    var type = node.nodeType;
    

    type is an unsigned short with one of the following values:

    Name Value
    ELEMENT_NODE 1
    ATTRIBUTE_NODE 2
    TEXT_NODE 3
    CDATA_SECTION_NODE 4
    ENTITY_REFERENCE_NODE 5
    ENTITY_NODE 6
    PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION_NODE 7
    COMMENT_NODE 8
    DOCUMENT_NODE 9
    DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE 10
    DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT_NODE 11
    NOTATION_NODE 12

    Example

    This example checks if the first node inside the document element is a comment node, and if it is not, displays a message.

    var node = document.documentElement.firstChild;
    if (node.nodeType != Node.COMMENT_NODE)
      console.log("You should comment your code well!");
    

    Specification

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