TreeWalker.firstChild()

The TreeWalker.firstChild() method moves the current Node to the first visible child of the current node, and returns the found child. It also moves the current node to this child. If no such child exists, returns null and the current node is not changed.

Syntax

node = treeWalker.firstChild;

Example

var treeWalker = document.createTreeWalker(
    document.body,
    NodeFilter.SHOW_ELEMENT,
    { acceptNode: function(node) { return NodeFilter.FILTER_ACCEPT; } },
    false
);
var node = treeWalker.firstChild(); // returns the first child of the root element, or null if none

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'TreeWalker.firstChild' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
The definition of 'TreeWalker.firstChild' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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See also