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The type read-only property returns a string representing the type of navigation. The value must be one of the following:

Navigation started by clicking a link, entering the URL in the browser's address bar, form submission, or initializing through a script operation other than reload and back_forward as listed below.
Navigation is through the browser's reload operation or location.reload().
Navigation is through the browser's history traversal operation.
Navigation is initiated by a prerender hint.

This property is Read only .



Return Value

A string which is one of the values listed above.


The following example illustrates this property's usage.

function print_nav_timing_data() {
  // Use getEntriesByType() to just get the "navigation" events
  var perfEntries = performance.getEntriesByType("navigation");

  for (var i=0; i < perfEntries.length; i++) {
    console.log("= Navigation entry[" + i + "]");
    var p = perfEntries[i];
    // dom Properties
    console.log("DOM content loaded = " + (p.domContentLoadedEventEnd - p.domContentLoadedEventStart));
    console.log("DOM complete = " + p.domComplete);
    console.log("DOM interactive = " + p.interactive);

    // document load and unload time
    console.log("document load = " + (p.loadEventEnd - p.loadEventStart));
    console.log("document unload = " + (p.unloadEventEnd - p.unloadEventStart));

    // other properties
    console.log("type = " + p.type);
    console.log("redirectCount = " + p.redirectCount);


Specification Status Comment
Navigation Timing Level 2
The definition of 'type' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

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