NodeList object is a list (collection) of nodes extracted from a document.
NodeList object is almost the same as an
Some (older) browsers return a NodeList object instead of an HTMLCollection for methods like
All browsers return a NodeList object for the property
Most browsers return a NodeList object for the method
The following code selects all
<p> nodes in a document:
The elements in the NodeList can be accessed by an index number.
To access the second <p> node you can write:
Note: The index starts at 0.
length property defines the number of nodes in a node list:
length property is useful when you want to loop through the nodes in a node list:
Change the background color of all <p> elements in a node list:
HTMLCollection (previous chapter) is a collection of HTML elements.
NodeList is a collection of document nodes.
A NodeList and an HTML collection is very much the same thing.
Both an HTMLCollection object and a NodeList object is an array-like list (collection) of objects.
Both have a length property defining the number of items in the list (collection).
Both provide an index (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, ...) to access each item like an array.
HTMLCollection items can be accessed by their name, id, or index number.
NodeList items can only be accessed by their index number.
Only the NodeList object can contain attribute nodes and text nodes.
A node list is not an array!
A node list may look like an array, but it is not.
You can loop through the node list and refer to its nodes like an array.
However, you cannot use Array Methods, like valueOf(), push(), pop(), or join() on a node list.