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.

Syntax

var resultType = result.resultType;

Return 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.

Example

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

var xpath = "//div";
var 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 Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 XPath Specification
The definition of 'XPathResult.resultType' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
resultTypeChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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