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HTML | DOM parentNode Property
  • Last Updated : 26 Jul, 2019
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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:




<!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
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Opera
  • Safari

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