The isConnected read-only property of the Node interface returns a boolean indicating whether the node is connected (directly or indirectly) to the context object, for example the Document object in the case of the normal DOM, or the ShadowRoot in the case of a shadow DOM.


var isItConnected = nodeObjectInstance.isConnected

Return value

true if the node is connected to its relevant context object, and false if not.


Standard DOM

A standard DOM example:

let test = document.createElement('p');
console.log(test.isConnected); // Returns false
console.log(test.isConnected); // Returns true

Shadow DOM

A shadow DOM example:

// Create a shadow root
var shadow = this.attachShadow({mode: 'open'});

// Create some CSS to apply to the shadow dom
var style = document.createElement('style');
console.log(style.isConnected); // returns false

style.textContent = `
.wrapper {
  position: relative;

.info {
  font-size: 0.8rem;
  width: 200px;
  display: inline-block;
  border: 1px solid black;
  padding: 10px;
  background: white;
  border-radius: 10px;
  opacity: 0;
  transition: 0.6s all;
  positions: absolute;
  bottom: 20px;
  left: 10px;
  z-index: 3

// Attach the created style element to the shadow dom

console.log(style.isConnected); // Returns true


DOM Standard (DOM)
# ref-for-dom-node-isconnected①

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