This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.
Node.rootNode read-only property returns a
Node object representing the topmost node in the tree, or the current node if it's the topmost node in the tree. This is found by walking backward along
Node.parentNode until the top is reached.
Important: For compatibility reasons, this property has been replaced by the
rootNode = node.rootNode;
Node object representing the topmost node in the tree.
Running the following line in supporting browsers should return a reference to the HTML/document node:
Gecko-based browsers insert text nodes into a document to represent whitespace in the source markup.
Therefore a node obtained, for example, using
Node.previousSibling may refer to a
whitespace text node rather than the actual element the author intended to get.
|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari|
|Basic support||No support||No support||?||No support||?|
|Feature||Android||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile|
|Basic support||?||No support||?||No support||?|
 This property has been removed, and replaced with the
The definition of 'Node.rootNode' in that specification.
|Living Standard||Initial definition|