Node.ParentNode property

The read-only parentNode property of the Node interface returns the parent of the specified node in the DOM tree.

Document and DocumentFragment nodes can never have a parent, so parentNode will always return null. It also returns null if the node has just been created and is not yet attached to the tree.

public Node ParentNode { get; }

Property Value

A Node that is the parent of the current node. The parent of an element is an Element node, a Document node, or a DocumentFragment node.



DOM Standard - defines a platform-neutral model for events, aborting activities, and node trees.DOM Standard (DOM) # dom-node-parentnode.GitHub - repository hosts the DOM Standard.

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