The isConnected read-only property of the Node interface returns a boolean indicating whether the node is connected (directly or indirectly) to the context object, for example the Document object in the case of the normal DOM, or the ShadowRoot in the case of a shadow DOM.


var isItConnected = nodeObjectInstance.isConnected

Return value

A Boolean that is true if the node is connected to its relevant context object, and false if not.


Standard DOM

A standard DOM example:

let test = document.createElement('p');
console.log(test.isConnected); // Returns false
console.log(test.isConnected); // Returns true

Shadow DOM

A shadow DOM example:

// Create a shadow root
var shadow = this.attachShadow({mode: 'open'});

// Create some CSS to apply to the shadow dom
var style = document.createElement('style');
console.log(style.isConnected); // returns false

style.textContent = '.wrapper {' +
                       'position: relative;' +
                    '}' +

                     '.info {' +
                        'font-size: 0.8rem;' +
                        'width: 200px;' +
                        'display: inline-block;' +
                        'border: 1px solid black;' +
                        'padding: 10px;' +
                        'background: white;' +
                        'border-radius: 10px;' +
                        'opacity: 0;' +
                        'transition: 0.6s all;' +
                        'position: absolute;' +
                        'bottom: 20px;' +
                        'left: 10px;' +
                        'z-index: 3;' +
                      '}' +

// Attach the created style element to the shadow dom

console.log(style.isConnected); // Returns true


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'isConnected' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
isConnectedChrome Full support 51Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 53IE No support NoOpera Full support 38Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android Full support 51Chrome Android Full support 51Firefox Android Full support 45Opera Android Full support 41Safari iOS Full support 10.3Samsung Internet Android Full support 6.0


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