You can review the details of the getParentObject JavaScript function.

Description

This JavaScript function gets the first occurrence of the tag specified in the HTML ancestry of the passed object.

Syntax

getParentObject(obj, tag)

Input parameters

obj – Required. Handle to an object in HTML object hierarchy.

tag – Optional. String containing the name of the ancestor node used in a search. If not passed, the function returns null.

Return values

The first occurrence of the tag specified in the HTML ancestry of the passed object.

Example

This example shows how to code a client-side deletion to run when the user selects a Delete icon in a table row. In this example, element refers to the object that the user selects.

function deleteRow(element) {
	var row=getParentObject(element, "TR");
	oTable=getParentObject(row, "TABLE");
	row.parentNode.deleteRow(row.rowIndex - 1);
	fireRowsChanged(oTable);
	return false; 
}

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