XPathResult.stringValue

The read-only stringValue property of the XPathResult interface returns the string value of a result with XPathResult.resultType being STRING_TYPE.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

var value = result.stringValue;

Return value

The return value is the string value of the XPathResult returned by Document.evaluate().

Exceptions

TYPE_ERR

In case XPathResult.resultType is not STRING_TYPE, an XPathException of type TYPE_ERR is thrown.

Example

The following example shows the use of the stringValue property.

HTML

<div>XPath example</div>
<div>Text content of the &lt;div&gt; above: <output></output></div>

JavaScript

var xpath = "//div/text()";
var result = document.evaluate(xpath, document, null, XPathResult.STRING_TYPE, null);
document.querySelector("output").textContent = result.stringValue;

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 XPath Specification
The definition of 'XPathResult.stringValue' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

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