JavaScript element.previousElementSibling Property

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JavaScript element.previousElementSibling Property

The element.previousElementSibling property returns the element immediately preceding the specified element.

Note: This property is read-only.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <div>I'm previouse element sibling</div> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <p id="point"></p> <script> var x = document.getElementById("point"); var elem = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0]; function myFunction(){ x.innerHTML = elem.previousElementSibling.innerText } </script> </body> </html>



Return Values

ObjectReturns the element immediately preceding the specified element.


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