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JavaScript node.hasChildNodes() Method

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JavaScript node.hasChildNodes() Method

The node.hasChildNodes() method indicates whether the given Node has child nodes or not.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p>Do p tag has a child?</p> <button onclick="myFunction()">Check Here</button> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0]; function myFunction(){ alert(x.hasChildNodes()); } </script> </body> </html>



Return Values

true The node has child nodes.
false The node has no child nodes.

Browser Support

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Real Time Example

In the following example, before deleting the first child from the specified parent node, we first check whether the specified parent node has any child node in it.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <ul><li>Honda</li><li>Yamaha</li></ul> <button onclick="myFunction()">Remove Child</button> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("ul")[0]; function myFunction(){ if(x.hasChildNodes()) x.removeChild(x.childNodes[0]); else alert("No child found in ul tag"); } </script> </body> </html>

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