TreeWalker.parentNode()

The TreeWalker.parentNode() method moves the current Node to the first visible ancestor node in the document order, and returns the found node. If no such node exists, or if it is above the TreeWalker's root node, returns null and the current node is not changed.

Syntax

node = treeWalker.parentNode();

Example

var treeWalker = document.createTreeWalker(
    document.body,
    NodeFilter.SHOW_ELEMENT,
    { acceptNode: function(node) { return NodeFilter.FILTER_ACCEPT; } },
    false
);
var node = treeWalker.parentNode(); // returns null as there is no parent

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'TreeWalker.parentNode' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
The definition of 'TreeWalker.parentNode' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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See also