Alexander Alexander - 1 year ago 109
HTML Question

JavaScript check if element is child

How can I check using JavaScript, if an HTML element is a child of a particular


if (divElement == child){
// do something...

EDIT: Thank you for the answers. I also had a similair question about descendants and found the answer here Check if div is descendant of another

Answer Source

The following code may help you determine whether the two elements of parent-child relationships.

function isChild (obj,parentObj){
    while (obj != undefined && obj != null && obj.tagName.toUpperCase() != 'BODY'){
        if (obj == parentObj){
            return true;
        obj = obj.parentNode;
    return false;

then use the result of isChild call as condition if statement.

    // doSomething...
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