XML DOM | parentNode Attribute

XML DOM - parentNode Attribute


Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on XML DOM. In this tutorial, we are going to be studying about the XML DOM parentNode attribute.

The XML DOM parentNode attribute is used to specify the parent node of a node.

Syntax

The following below is the syntax to use the parentNode attribute -

nodeObject.parentNode

Example

Following below are the node.xml contents -

<?xml version = "1.0"?>
<Company>
   <Employee category = "Technical">
      <FirstName>Kennedy</FirstName>
      <LastName>Nkpara</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234567890</ContactNo>
      <Email>kennedynkpara@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
   
   <Employee category = "Non-Technical">
      <FirstName>Stephanie</FirstName>
      <LastName>Francis</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234667898</ContactNo>
      <Email>stephaniefrancis@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
   
   <Employee category = "Management">
      <FirstName>Justice</FirstName>
      <LastName>Dauglas</LastName>
      <ContactNo>1234562350</ContactNo>
      <Email>justicedauglas@xyz.com</Email>
   </Employee>
</Company>


The following example below illustrates the usage of the parentNode attribute -

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   <body>
      <script>
         if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
            xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
         } else {
            xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
         }
         xmlhttp.open("GET","/dom/node.xml",false);
         xmlhttp.send();
         xmlDoc = xmlhttp.responseXML;
         document.write("The parent node of Employee is: ");
         x = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("Employee")[0];
         document.write(x.parentNode.nodeName);
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Output

Save file as nodeattribute_parentnode.html on the server's path (this file and node.xml should be on the same path in your server). This gives us the following output below -

The parent node of Employee is : Company


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about XML DOM previousSibling Attribute.

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