childNodes property

Retrieves a collection of HTML Elements and TextNode objects that are direct descendants of the specified object.

Syntax

JavaScript

p = object.childNodes

Property values

Type: Object

Array containing the children of a specified object.

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

The childNodes collection can contain HTML Element and TextNode objects.

Examples

This example shows how to assign to a variable the childNodes collection of the body object.


<script>
  var aNodeList = oBody.childNodes;
</script>
:
<body id="oBody">
  <span id="oSpan">A Span</spn>
</body>

This example shows how to assign to a variable the childNodes collection of a node created with the createElement method.


var oParentNode = document.createElement("div");
var oNode = document.createElement("strong");

document.body.insertBefore(oParentNode);
oParentNode.insertBefore(oNode);

var aNodeList = oParentNode.childNodes;

See also

About the W3C Document Object Model

 

 

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