ownerDocument (W3C DOM Core property)

Spec
Version Depr. Static Read-only
DOM2 No No Yes
Browser support (more…)
IE6+ FF1.5+ SA1.3+ OP9+
Full Full Full Full

Example

var owner = node.ownerDocument;

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

The owner document reference can then be used to call methods of Document, as in the following example:

var owner = node.ownerDocument;

var em = owner.createElement('em');

em.appendChild(owner.createTextNode('Exterminate!'));

node.appendChild(em);

Description

The Document which contains this node; or null if this node is itself a Document, or a DocumentType that is not associated with any document.

This property is read-only.

Compatibility

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
Partial Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full

Internet Explorer 5.5 in HTML does not implement this property, and will return undefined.

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