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compareDocumentPosition

Description

The compareDocumentPosition JS Node returns a bitmask indicating the position of other relative to node.

NameNumberDescription
Node.DOCUMENT_POSITION_DISCONNECTED1Other is not in the same tree as node
Node.DOCUMENT_POSITION_PRECEDING2Other precedes node
Node.DOCUMENT_POSITION_FOLLOWING4Other follows node
Node.DOCUMENT_POSITION_CONTAINS8Other is an ancestor of node
Node.DOCUMENT_POSITION_CONTAINED_BY16 (10 in hexadecimal)Other is a descendant of node
Node.DOCUMENT_POSITION_IMPLEMENTATION_SPECIFIC32 (20 in hexadecimal)Other is implementation-specific relative to node

Syntax

node.compareDocumentPosition(other)

Parameters

other

A node.

Examples

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baseURI

childNodes

cloneNode

contains

firstChild

getRootNode

hasChildNodes

isConnected

isEqualNode

lastChild

nextSibling

nodeName

nodeType

normalize

ownerDocument

parentElement

parentNode

previousSibling

Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG)

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