TreeWalker.root

The TreeWalker.root read-only property returns the node that is the root of what the TreeWalker traverses.

Syntax

root = TreeWalker.root;

Example

var treeWalker = document.createTreeWalker(
    document.body,
    NodeFilter.SHOW_ELEMENT,
    { acceptNode: function(node) { return NodeFilter.FILTER_ACCEPT; } },
    false
);
root = treeWalker.root; // document.body in this case

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'TreeWalker.root' 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.root' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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See also