ChildNode

The ChildNode mixin contains methods and properties that are common to all types of Node objects that can have a parent. It's implemented by Element, DocumentType, and CharacterData objects.

Properties

There are neither inherited, nor specific properties.

Methods

There are no inherited methods.

ChildNode.remove() This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Removes this ChildNode from the children list of its parent.
ChildNode.before() This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Inserts a set of Node or DOMString objects in the children list of this ChildNode's parent, just before this ChildNode. DOMString objects are inserted as equivalent Text nodes.
ChildNode.after() This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Inserts a set of Node or DOMString objects in the children list of this ChildNode's parent, just after this ChildNode. DOMString objects are inserted as equivalent Text nodes.
ChildNode.replaceWith() This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Replaces this ChildNode in the children list of its parent with a set of Node or DOMString objects. DOMString objects are inserted as equivalent Text nodes.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'ChildNode' in that specification.
Living Standard Split the ElementTraversal interface in ParentNode and ChildNode. previousElementSibling and nextElementSibling are now defined on the latter. The CharacterData and DocumentType implemented the new interfaces. Added the remove(), before(), after() and replaceWith() methods.
Element Traversal Specification
The definition of 'ElementTraversal' in that specification.
Obsolete Added the initial definition of its properties to the ElementTraversal pure interface and use it on Element.

Polyfill

External on GitHub: childNode.js

Browser compatibility

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See also