NodeIterator.referenceNode

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The NodeIterator.referenceNode read-only returns the 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
DOM
The definition of 'NodeIterator.referenceNode' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1173.5 No Yes3
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes174 Yes3 Yes

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