NodeIterator.referenceNode

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{{ DomRef("NodeIterator") }}{{ SeeCompatTable }}

The NodeIterator.referenceNode read-only returns the {{domxref("Node")}} to which the iterator is anchored; as new nodes are inserted, the iterator remains anchored to the reference node as specified by this property.

Syntax

node = nodeIterator.referenceNode;

Example

var nodeIterator = document.createNodeIterator(
    document.body,
    NodeFilter.SHOW_ELEMENT,
    { acceptNode: function(node) { return NodeFilter.FILTER_ACCEPT; } },
    false
);
node = nodeIterator.referenceNode;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
{{SpecName('DOM WHATWG', '#dom-nodeiterator-referencenode', 'NodeIterator.referenceNode')}} {{Spec2('DOM WHATWG')}} Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

{{CompatibilityTable}}

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 {{CompatGeckoDesktop("1.9.1")}} {{CompatNo()}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} 3.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatGeckoMobile("1.9.1")}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} 3.0

See also

  • The interface it belongs to: {{domxref("NodeIterator")}}

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<p>{{ DomRef("NodeIterator") }}{{ SeeCompatTable }}</p>
<p>The <strong><code>NodeIterator.referenceNode</code></strong> read-only returns the {{domxref("Node")}} to which the iterator is anchored; as new nodes are inserted, the iterator remains anchored to the reference node as specified by this property.</p>
<h2 id="Syntax" name="Syntax">Syntax</h2>
<pre class="syntaxbox">
<em>node</em> = <em>nodeIterator</em>.referenceNode;
</pre>
<h2 id="Example" name="Example">Example</h2>
<pre class="brush: js">
var nodeIterator = document.createNodeIterator(
    document.body,
    NodeFilter.SHOW_ELEMENT,
    { acceptNode: function(node) { return NodeFilter.FILTER_ACCEPT; } },
    false
);
node = nodeIterator.referenceNode;
</pre>
<h2 id="Specification" name="Specification">Specifications</h2>
<table class="standard-table">
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <th scope="col">Specification</th>
      <th scope="col">Status</th>
      <th scope="col">Comment</th>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>{{SpecName('DOM WHATWG', '#dom-nodeiterator-referencenode', 'NodeIterator.referenceNode')}}</td>
      <td>{{Spec2('DOM WHATWG')}}</td>
      <td>Initial definition.</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
<h2 id="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<p>{{CompatibilityTable}}</p>
<div id="compat-desktop">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Chrome</th>
        <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
        <th>Internet Explorer</th>
        <th>Opera</th>
        <th>Safari</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>1.0</td>
        <td>{{CompatGeckoDesktop("1.9.1")}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatNo()}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>3.0</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Android</th>
        <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
        <th>IE Mobile</th>
        <th>Opera Mobile</th>
        <th>Safari Mobile</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatGeckoMobile("1.9.1")}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>3.0</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<h2 id="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
  <li>The interface it belongs to: {{domxref("NodeIterator")}}</li>
</ul>
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