What is the difference between children and childNodes in JavaScript?

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I have found myself using JavaScript and I ran across childNodes and children properties. I am wondering what the difference between them is. Also is one preferred to the other?

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let el = document.createElement("div");
el.textContent = "foo";

el.childNodes.length === 1; // Contains a Text node child.
el.children.length === 0;   // No Element children.
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