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HTML DOM previousSibling Property

Element Object Reference Element Object

Example

Return the previousSibling of a list item:

document.getElementById("item2").previousSibling;

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Definition and Usage

The previousSibling property returns the previous node of the specified node, in the same tree level.

The returned node is returned as a Node object.

Note: If there is no previousSibling node, the return value is null.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The previousSibling property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

node.previousSibling

Technical Details

Return Value: The previous sibling of the node, as a Node object
DOM Version Core Level 1 Node Object


Element Object Reference Element Object


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