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  • Last Updated : 16 Jun, 2022

The parentNode property is used to return the parent node of the specified node as Node object. It is a read-only property. 

Syntax:

node.parentNode

Return value: This property returns a parent element of the specified node or null if the current node has no parent element. 

Example: 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
      DOM parentNode Property
    </title>
</head>
 
<body onload="start ()" style="text-align: center">
    <h1 style="color:green">
        GeeksforGeeks
    </h1>
 
    <h2>
        DOM parentNode Property
    </h2>
 
    <button onclick="geek ()">Click me!</button>
    <br>
    <br>
    <div id="container">
    </div>
    <script>
        var Text = null;
 
        // function to call on body load
        function start() {
            // creating a span element
            Text = document.createElement("span");
            Text.style.color = "green";
            Text.innerHTML = "GeeksforGeeks";
        }
 
        // check function
        function geek() {
            var container =
                document.getElementById("container");
            // checking if parent node of Text
            // matches with that of var container
            if (Text.parentNode === container) {
                container.removeChild(Text);
            } else {
                container.appendChild(Text);
            }
        }
    </script>
</body>
 
</html>

Output: Before clicking on the button:

 parentnode 

After clicking on the button:

 parentnode 

Click the button again to hide the text. 

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by parentNode property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 1.0 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 and above
  • Firefox 1.0 and above
  • Opera 7 and above
  • Safari 1.1 and above

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