Node.hasChildNodes()

The hasChildNodes() method of the Node interface returns a boolean value indicating whether the given Node has child nodes or not.

Syntax

hasChildNodes();

Paramenters

None.

Return value

A boolean value that is true if the node has child nodes, and false otherwise.

Example

let foo = document.getElementById('foo');

if (foo.hasChildNodes()) {
  // Do something with 'foo.childNodes'
}

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard (DOM)
# ref-for-dom-node-haschildnodes①

Browser compatibility

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See also