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.

Syntax

var isItConnected = nodeObjectInstance.isConnected

Return value

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

Examples

A standard DOM example:

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

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;' +
                        'position: absolute;' +
                        'bottom: 20px;' +
                        'left: 10px;' +
                        'z-index: 3;' +
                      '}' +

// attach the created style element to the shadow dom

shadow.appendChild(style);
console.log(style.isConnected); // returns true

 

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'isConnected' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support 51Edge ? Firefox Full support 53IE ? Opera Full support 38Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android Full support 51Chrome Android Full support 51Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 45Opera Android Full support 38Safari iOS Full support 10.1Samsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

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