Prototype getOffsetParent() Method


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This method returns the element's closest positioned ancestor. If none is found, the body element is returned.

Syntax

element.getOffsetParent();

Return Value

  • It returns an HTML element.

Example

<html>
<head>
<title>Prototype examples</title>
<script type="text/javascript" 
   src="/javascript/prototype.js">
</script>
<script>

function showResult(){
   var node = $('father').getOffsetParent();
   alert("Offset Parent is : " 
      + node.nodeName + ':' + node.innerHTML );
 }
</script>
</head>

<body>

  <p>Click the button to see the result.</p>

   <div id="grandfather">This is grand father
      <div id="father"> This is father.
         <div id="kid">This is kid</div>
      </div>
   </div>

   <br />
   <input type="button" value="showResult" 
             onclick="showResult();"/>

</body>
</html>

To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.


prototype_element_object.htm

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