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XML DOM parentNode Property


Element Object Reference Element Object

Definition and Usage

The parentNode property returns the parent node of the specified element.

Syntax

elementNode.parentNode
 

Example

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and gets the parent node from the first <title> element in "books.xml":

Example

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");

x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("title")[0];
parent=x.parentNode;

document.write("Parent node: " + parent.nodeName);

The output of the code above will be:

Parent node: book

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