Node.parentElement

The read-only parentElement property of Node interface returns the DOM node's parent Element, or null if the node either has no parent, or its parent isn't a DOM Element.

Value

An Element that is the parent element of the current node, or null if there isn't one.

Example

if (node.parentElement) {
    node.parentElement.style.color = "red";
}

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard (DOM)
# ref-for-dom-node-parentelement①

Browser compatibility

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See also