ownerElement (W3C DOM Core property)

Version Depr. Static Read-only
DOM2 No No Yes
Browser support (more…)
IE7 FF1.5+ SA1.3+ OP9+
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var owner = node.ownerElement;

In the example above, if node is an Attr then the owner variable will be a reference to the Element it belongs it.

So in this example, if node were the title attribute node, then owner would be a reference to the <abbr> element that contains it:

<abbr title="Big Friendly Giant">BFG</abbr>


The Element node that an Attr node is attached to; or null if it's not attached (for example, if it's been created with createAttribute but not yet added to an element).

This property is read-only.


Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
5.5 6.0 7.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 1.3 2.0 3.0 9.0 9.5
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Internet Explorer does not implement this property (it returns undefined).

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