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Summary

Returns the DOM node's parent Element, or null if the node either has no parent, or its parent isn't a DOM Element.

Syntax

parentElement = node.parentElement

parentElement is the parent element of the current node. This is always a DOM Element object, or null.

Example

if (node.parentElement) {
    node.parentElement.style.color = "red";
}

Browser compatibility

On some browsers, the parentElement property is only defined on nodes that are themselves an Element. In particular, it is not defined on text nodes.

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 9.0 (9.0) (Yes) (only on Element) (Yes) (only on Element) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 9.0 (9.0) ? ? ?

Specification

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