TreeWalker.filter

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The TreeWalker.filter read-only property returns a NodeFilter that is the filtering object associated with the TreeWalker.

When creating the TreeWalker, the filter object is passed in as the third parameter, and its method NodeFilter.acceptNode() is called on every single node to determine whether or not to accept it.

Syntax

nodeFilter = treeWalker.filter;

Example

var treeWalker = document.createTreeWalker(
    document.body,
    NodeFilter.SHOW_ELEMENT,
    { acceptNode: function(node) { return NodeFilter.FILTER_ACCEPT; } },
    false
);
nodeFilter = treeWalker.filter; // document.body in this case

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'TreeWalker.filter' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
The definition of 'TreeWalker.filter' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
filterChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9Safari Full support 3WebView Android Full support 3Chrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 10.1Safari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?

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