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    The PerformanceNavigation.type read-only property returns an unsigned short containing a constant describing how the navigation to this page was done. Possible values are:

    Value Constant name Meaning
    0 TYPE_NAVIGATE The page was accessed by following a link, a bookmark, a form submission, a script, or typing the URL in the address bar.
    1 TYPE_RELOAD The page was accessed by clicking the Reload button or via the Location.reload() method.
    2 TYPE_BACK_FORWARD The page was accessed by navigating into the history.
    255 TYPE_RESERVED Any other way.


    type = performanceNavigation.type;


    Specification Status Comment
    Navigation Timing
    The definition of 'PerformanceNavigation.type' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support Not supported 7.0 (7.0) 9.0 Not supported Not supported
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support Not supported 7.0 (7.0) 1.0 (7.0) 9.0 Not supported Not supported

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