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[selectors4] Upwards Ancestor Traversal API

From: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:13:17 -0800
Message-ID: <CABZUbM30hyXg1y-g7wnWFb0om2o_GLBeDL-O7zaUu+tjJW00kA@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
For event bubbling, it is very useful to traverse up the DOM tree to
find an ancestor. For example:

 findAncestorWithClass(el, className,  /*opt*/ container);
 findAncestorWithAttribute(el, attName, /*opt*/ value);
 jqueryObj.closest(selectorText, /*opt*/ context)

It would be useful to have an API that traverses up the DOM tree and
tests each Element against a selector and returns either an Element or


 querySelectorAncestor(startNode, selectorText[, optional Node container);

If container is not specified, container is the root node.

Let currentParent be startNode.parentNode. While currentParent is not
container, if currentParent matches selectorText, it is returned.
Received on Monday, 6 January 2014 18:13:44 UTC

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