Selector.parent Method

Selects parent elements.

Syntax

parent

Selector().parent() → Selector

Finds the parents of all nodes in the matched set (first element in the set is the closest parent).

parent(index)

Selector().parent(index) → Selector

Finds the parents of all nodes in the matched set and filters them by index.

Argument Type Description
index Number The zero-based index (0 is the closest parent). If index is negative, the index is counted from the end of the matched set.

parent(cssSelector)

Selector().parent(cssSelector) → Selector

Finds the parents of all nodes in the matched set and uses a CSS selector to filter them.

Argument Type Description
cssSelector String The CSS selector string used to filter child elements.

parent(filterFn, dependencies)

Selector().parent(filterFn [, dependencies]) → Selector

Finds the parents of all nodes in the matched set and uses a predicate to filter them.

Argument Type Description
filterFn Function The predicate used to filter the elements.
dependencies (optional) Object Functions, variables, or objects passed to the filterFn function.

See Filtering DOM Elements by Predicates.

Examples

// Selects all ancestors of all ul elements.
Selector('ul').parent();

// Selects all closest parents of all input elements.
Selector('input').parent(0);

// Selects all furthest ancestors of all labels.
Selector('label').parent(-1);

// Selects all divs that are ancestors of an 'a' element.
Selector('a').parent('div');

Filtering DOM Elements by Predicates

Functions that search for elements in the DOM tree allow you to use a filterFn predicate to filter the matched set.

The filterFn predicate is executed on the client side and accepts the following parameters:

Parameter Description
node The current matching node.
idx A matching node’s zero-based index.
originNode A node from the left-hand selector’s matched set whose parents/siblings/children are being iterated.
Selector('section').prevSibling((node, idx, originNode) => {
    // node === the <section>'s preceding sibling node
    // idx === index of the current <section>'s preceding sibling node
    // originNode === the <section> element
});

The dependencies parameter allows you to pass objects to the filterFn client-side scope where they appear as variables.

const isNodeOk = (node, idx, originNode) => { /*...*/ };

Selector('ul').prevSibling((node, idx, originNode) => {
    return isNodeOk(node, idx, originNode);
}, { isNodeOk });