HTML DOM previousSibling Property

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The DOM previousSibling property returns the previous node in the same tree level of the specified node in an HTML document.

Syntax

Following is the syntax −

node.previousSibling

Example

Let us see an example of previousSibling property −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
   html{
      height:100%;
   }
   body{
      text-align:center;
      color:#fff;
      background: linear-gradient(62deg, #FBAB7E 0%, #F7CE68 100%) center/cover no-repeat;
      height:100%;
   }
   p{
      font-weight:700;
      font-size:1.2rem;
   }
   .drop-down{
      width:50%;
      border:2px solid #fff;
      font-weight:bold;
      padding:8px;
   }
   ul{
      list-style-type: none;
      padding:0;
   }
   .btn{
      background:#0197F6;
      border:none;
      height:2rem;
      border-radius:2px;
      width:50%;
      margin:2rem auto;
      display:block;
      color:#fff;
      outline:none;
      cursor:pointer;
   }
   .show{
      font-size:1.5rem;
      font-weight:bold;
   }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<h1>DOM previousSibling Property Demo</h1>
<p>Hi, My favourite subjects are:</p>
<ul>
<li>Physics</li>
<li id="chemistry">Chemistry</li>
<li>Maths</li>
<li>English</li>
</ul>
<button class="btn" onclick="showSibling()">Show Previous Sibling Of Chemistry</button>
<div class="show"></div>
<script>
   function showSibling() {
      var chemistry= document.querySelector("#chemistry");
      document.querySelector(".show").innerHTML=chemistry.previousSibling.innerHTML;
   }
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following output −

Click on the “blue” button to get the previous sibling of the chemistry list item.

raja
Published on 19-Jul-2019 14:10:25
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