Node: isConnected property

Baseline Widely available

This feature is well established and works across many devices and browser versions. It’s been available across browsers since January 2020.

The read-only isConnected property of the Node interface returns a boolean indicating whether the node is connected (directly or indirectly) to a Document object.


A boolean value that is 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
const shadow = this.attachShadow({ mode: "open" });

// Create some CSS to apply to the shadow DOM
const 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
# ref-for-dom-node-isconnected①

Browser compatibility

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