jQuery - parents( [selector] ) Method


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Description

The parents( [selector] ) method gets a set of elements containing the unique ancestors of the matched set of elements except for the root element.

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.parents( [selector] )

Parameters

Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method −

  • selector − This is optional selector to filter the ancestors with.

Example

Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method. Try this example by passing parent selector like ".top".

<html>
   <head>
      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
	
      <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
         $(document).ready(function(){
            var parentEls = $("p").parents()
            .map(function () { 
               return this.tagName; 
            }).get().join(", ");
            $("b").append("<strong>" + parentEls + "</strong>");
         });
      </script>

   </head>
	
   <body>
	
      <scan>Top Element</scan>
      <div>
		
         <div class="top">Top division            
            <p class="first">First Sibling</p>
            <scan>Second sibling</scan>
            <p class="third">Third sibling</p>
         </div>
			
         <b>Parents of <p> elements are: </b>
      </div>
		
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce following result −


jquery-traversing.htm

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