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childElementCount property

Retrieves the number of immediate child nodes of the current element or a zero if the element does not contain any child nodes. childElementCount does not return all child nodes, only child nodes that are nodeType =1, or element nodes.

Syntax

JavaScript

p = object.childElementCount

Property values

Type: Integer

The number of child elements.

Standards information

Remarks

The childElementCount property only returns immediate children of the current node. It does not count descendent children of the immediate children.

See also

a
abbr
address
area
attribute
b
base
bdo
blockQuote
body
button
caption
cite
code
col
colGroup
comment
dd
del
dfn
div
dl
dt
em
embed
fieldSet
form
frame
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
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label
legend
li
link
map
menu
ol
option
p
pre
q
s
samp
script
select
small
span
strong
sub
sup
table
tBody
td
textArea
tFoot
th
tHead
title
tr
u
ul
var