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Prototype recursivelyCollect() Method


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This method recursively collects elements whose relationship is specified by property. property has to be a property of element that points to a single DOM node.

Syntax:

element.recursivelyCollect(property);

Value of property could be any of the following :

  • parentNode
  • previousSibling
  • nextSibling

Return Value:

  • Returns an array of HTML elements

Example:

<html>
<head>
<title>Prototype examples</title>

<script type="text/javascript" 
   src="/javascript/prototype.js">
</script>
<script>

function showResult(){
   var arr = $('fruits').recursivelyCollect('nextSibling');
   arr.each(function(node){
      alert(node.nodeName + ': ' + node.innerHTML);
   });
}

</script>
</head>

<body>

  <p>Click the button to see the result.</p>
  
  <ul id="fruits">
  <li id="apples">
    <ul id="list-of-apples">
      <li id="golden"><p>Golden</p></li>
      <li id="mutsu">Mutsu</li>
      <li id="mcintosh">McIntosh</li>
      <li id="ida-red">Ida Red</li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  </ul>
  
  <p>This is the paragraph</p>
  <br />
  <input type="button" value="Show Result" onclick="showResult();"/>

</body>
</html>

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



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