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parentNode (attribute)

Owning interface and usage:  
Node.parentNode

Member of these other interfaces :  
Attr, CDATASection, CharacterData, Comment, Document, DocumentFragment, DocumentType, Element, Entity, EntityReference, Notation, ProcessingInstruction, Text

Readonly:   yes

Type:   Node

Description:  
The parent of this node. All nodes, except Document, DocumentFragment, and Attr may have a parent. However, if a node has just been created and not yet added to the tree, or if it has been removed from the tree, this is null.


Example:
Text in the first DIV.
Some text in the second DIV.
Some text and element in the third DIV.
We can try another elements. It will be much more interesting.
Text in the last DIV.
Source:
       <div id="doc">
         <div>
           Text in the first DIV.
         </div>
         <div id="DDD" class="secondClass">
           Some text in the second DIV.
         </div>
         <div class="thirdClass">
           Some text and <span id="SSS">element</span> in the third DIV.
         </div>
         <div class="fourthClass">
           We can try <i>another elements</i>.
           It will be much more <b>interesting</b>.
         </div>
         <div>
           Text in the last DIV.
         </div>
       </div>
     
JavaScript:
  var elem = document.getElementById('SSS');
  var output = elem.parentNode.nodeName;
Output:
desired your browser
DIV