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hasChildNodes method

Returns a value that indicates whether the object has children.

Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification, Section 1.4

Syntax

object.hasChildNodes()

Parameters

This method has no parameters.

Return value

Type: Boolean

Returns one of the following possible values:
Return valueDescription
true

The object contains HTML Elements or TextNode objects.

false

The object does not contain HTML Elements or TextNodes.

 

Standards information

Remarks

If the object contains HTML Elements or TextNodes, they can be accessed from the childNodes collection.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, This method now applies to the attribute object.

See also

a
abbr
acronym
address
applet
area
attribute
b
base
baseFont
bdo
big
blockQuote
body
br
button
caption
center
cite
code
col
colGroup
comment
dd
del
dfn
dir
div
dl
dt
em
embed
fieldSet
font
form
frame
frameSet
head
hn
hr
html
i
iframe
img
input type=button
input type=checkbox
input type=email
input type=file
input type=image
input type=number
input type=password
input type=radio
input type=range
input type=reset
input type=search
input type=submit
input type=tel
input type=text
input type=url
ins
kbd
label
legend
li
link
listing
map
marquee
menu
nextID
ol
option
p
plainText
pre
q
s
samp
script
select
small
span
strike
strong
sub
sup
table
tBody
td
textArea
tFoot
th
tHead
title
tr
tt
u
ul
var
xmp
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