CSSPseudoElement: type property

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The type read-only property of the CSSPseudoElement interface returns the type of the pseudo-element as a string, represented in the form of a CSS selector.


A string containing one of the following values:


The example below demonstrates the relationship between CSSPseudoElement.type and Element.pseudo():

const myElement = document.querySelector("q");
const mySelector = "::after";
const cssPseudoElement = myElement.pseudo(mySelector);
const typeOfPseudoElement = cssPseudoElement.type;

console.log(mySelector === typeOfPseudoElement); // Outputs true


CSS Pseudo-Elements Module Level 4
# dom-csspseudoelement-type

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