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previousSibling (attribute)

Owning interface and usage:  
Node.previousSibling

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

Readonly:   yes

Type:   Node

Description:  
The node immediately preceding this node. If there is no such node, this returns 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.previousSibling.nodeValue;
Output:
desired your browser
Some text and