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userData = someNode.getUserData(userKey);
userKeyis the key to choose the specific data sought for the given node. More than one key may have been assigned on a given node, containing its own value.
var d = document.setUserData('key', 15, null); console.log(document.getUserData('key')); // 15
|Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'Node.getUserData()' in that specification.
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