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Bitwise XOR Operator (^) (JavaScript)

Performs a bitwise exclusive OR on two expressions.

result = expression1 ^ expression2

result

Any variable.

expression1

Any expression.

expression2

Any expression.

The ^ operator looks at the binary representation of the values of two expressions and does a bitwise exclusive OR operation on them. The result of this operation behaves as follows:

0101   (expression1)
1100   (expression2)
----
1001   (result)

When one, and only one, of the expressions has a 1 in a digit, the result has a 1 in that digit. Otherwise, the result has a 0 in that digit.

Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported in Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.

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