Attr.ownerElement

The read-only ownerElement property of the Attr interface returns the Element the attribute belongs to.

Value

The Element the attribute belongs to, or null if the attribute is not linked to an element.

Example

The following example displays the qualified name of the element of the two first elements, when we click on the appropriate button.

HTML Content

<svg xml:lang="en-US" class="struct" height="1" width="1">Click me</svg>
<label xml:lang="en-US" class="struct"></label>

<button>Click me for &lt;svg&gt;</button>
<button>Click me for &lt;label&gt;</button>
<br><br>
Qualified name of the owner element of the attribute <code>xml:lang</code>: <output id="result"><i>None.</i></output>

JavaScript Content

const elements = document.getElementsByClassName("struct");
const buttons = document.getElementsByTagName("button");
const result  = document.querySelector("#result");

function handleEvent(element) {
  return function(e) {
    attribute = element.attributes[0];
    result.value = attribute.ownerElement.tagName.toLowerCase();
  }
}

let i=0;
for (let button of buttons) {
  button.addEventListener('click', handleEvent(elements[i]));
  i++;
}

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard (DOM)
# dom-attr-ownerelement

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