XPathResult.resultType

The read-only resultType property of the XPathResult interface represents the type of the result, as defined by the type constants.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

Value

An integer value representing the type of the result, as defined by the type constants.

Constants

Result Type Defined Constant Value Description
ANY_TYPE 0 A result set containing whatever type naturally results from evaluation of the expression. Note that if the result is a node-set then UNORDERED_NODE_ITERATOR_TYPE is always the resulting type.
NUMBER_TYPE 1 A result containing a single number. This is useful for example, in an XPath expression using the count() function.
STRING_TYPE 2 A result containing a single string.
BOOLEAN_TYPE 3 A result containing a single boolean value. This is useful for example, in an XPath expression using the not() function.
UNORDERED_NODE_ITERATOR_TYPE 4 A result node-set containing all the nodes matching the expression. The nodes may not necessarily be in the same order that they appear in the document.
ORDERED_NODE_ITERATOR_TYPE 5 A result node-set containing all the nodes matching the expression. The nodes in the result set are in the same order that they appear in the document.
UNORDERED_NODE_SNAPSHOT_TYPE 6 A result node-set containing snapshots of all the nodes matching the expression. The nodes may not necessarily be in the same order that they appear in the document.
ORDERED_NODE_SNAPSHOT_TYPE 7 A result node-set containing snapshots of all the nodes matching the expression. The nodes in the result set are in the same order that they appear in the document.
ANY_UNORDERED_NODE_TYPE 8 A result node-set containing any single node that matches the expression. The node is not necessarily the first node in the document that matches the expression.
FIRST_ORDERED_NODE_TYPE 9 A result node-set containing the first node in the document that matches the expression.

Examples

The following example shows the use of the resultType property.

HTML

<div>XPath example</div>
<div>Is XPath result a node set: <output></output></div>

JavaScript

const xpath = "//div";
const result = document.evaluate(xpath, document, null, XPathResult.ANY_TYPE, null);
document.querySelector("output").textContent =
  result.resultType >= XPathResult.UNORDERED_NODE_ITERATOR_TYPE &&
  result.resultType <= XPathResult.FIRST_ORDERED_NODE_TYPE;

Result

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard
# dom-xpathresult-resulttype

Browser compatibility

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