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htmlelement.polyfills API

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Available polyfills

HTMLElement.addClass(className)

Adds the given class to the element. Multiple classes must be separated by spaces.

  var elem = document.createElement('div');
  elem.addClass('myClass myOtherClass');
  elem.hasClass('myClass'); // returns true
  elem.hasClass('myOtherClass'); // returns true

className : string

The class to add. Multiple classes must be separated by spaces.

HTMLElement.ancestor([selector]) -> {HTMLElement | false}

Returns the element's ancestor. If a selector is supplied, the element's ancestors are traversed until a matching ancestor is found. If none of the element's ancestors matches the selector, the element's immediate ancestor, i.e. parent, is returned. If the element has no parent node, e.g. is the root node, false is returned.

var root = document.createElement('div');
root.addClass('rootClass');
var child = document.createElement('div');
child.addClass('firstOrderChild')
var secondChild = document.createElement('div');
child.appendChild(secondChild);
root.appendChild(child);
//  tree structure:
//  <div class="myClass">
//    <div class="firstOrderChild">
//      <div></div>
//    </div>
//  </div>
secondChild.ancestor(); // returns child: <div class="firstOrderChild"></div>
secondChild.ancestor('.rootClass'); // returns root: <div class="rootClass"></div>

Returns : false or HTMLElement

The first of the element's ancestors that matches selector or the element's parent if either no selector was supplied or the selector does not match any ancestors. If the element has no parent, e.g. is the root node, false is returned.

selector : string (optional)

An optional selector to filter by.

HTMLElement.empty()

Removes all children from an element.

var parent = document.createElement('div');
var child1 = document.createElement('div');
var child2 = document.createElement('div');

parent.appendChild(child1);
parent.appendChild(child2);
// parent is now: <div>
//                  <div></div>
//                  <div></div>
//                </div>
// parent.children.length is now 2
parent.empty();
// parent is now: <div></div>
// parent.children.length is now 0

HTMLElement.find(selector [, recursive]) -> {Array}

Searches for children matching the given selector.

var root = document.createElement('div');
var child = document.createElement('div');
child.addClass('childClass');
var secondChild = document.createElement('div');
secondChild.addClass('secondChildClass');
anotherSecondChild = document.createElement('div');
anotherSecondChild.addClass('secondChildClass');
var thirdChild = document.createElement('div');
thirdChild.addClass('thirdChildClass')
secondChild.appendChild(thirdChild);
child.appendChild(secondChild);
child.appendChild(anotherSecondChild);
root.appendChild(child);
//  tree structure:
//  <div>
//    <div class="childClass">
//      <div class="secondChildClass">
//        <div class="thirdChildClass"></div>
//      </div>
//      <div class="secondChildClass"></div>
//    </div>
//  </div>
root.find('.childClass'); // returns [child]
root.find('.secondChildClass'); // returns []
root.find('.secondChildClass', true); // returns [secondChild, anotherSecondChild]
root.find('.thirdChild'); // returns []
root.find('.thirdChild', true); // returns [thirdChild]

Returns : Array

An Array containing child nodes matching the given selector.

selector : string

The selector to filter child nodes by.

recursive : boolean (optional) [Default: false]

If set to true, find() is recursively applied to child nodes instead of filtering only direct children.

HTMLElement.hasClass(className) -> {boolean}

Checks whether the element is assigned the given class.

var elem = document.createElement('div');
elem.className = 'myClass';
elem.hasClass('myClass'); // returns true

Returns : boolean

true if the element is assigned the given class, false otherwise.

className : string

The class to check for.

HTMLElement.remove()

Removes the element from the DOM.

var parent = document.createElement('div');
var child1 = document.createElement('div').addClass('child1');
var child2 = document.createElement('div').addClass('child2');
parent.appendChild(child1);
parent.appendChild(child2)
// parent is now <div>
//                <div class="child1"></div>
//                <div class="child2"></div>
//              </div>
// parent.children.length is now 2
child1.remove();
// parent is now <div>
//                <div class="child2"></div>
//               </div>
// parent.children.length is now 1

HTMLElement.removeClass(className)

Removes the class from the element.

var elem = document.createElement('div');
elem.addClass('myClass');
elem.hasClass('myClass'); // returns true
elem.removeClass('myClass');
elem.hasClass('myClass'); // returns false

className : string

The class to remove.

HTMLElement.toggleClass(className)

Toggles the given class on the element. The class is either added or removed from the element, depending on it's presence, i.e. if the class is already present, it is removed, otherwise added.

var elem = document.createElement('div');
elem.toggleClass('myClass');
elem.hasClass('myClass'); // returns true
elem.toggleClass('myClass');
elem.hasClass('myClass'); // returns false

className : string

The class to toggle.

HTMLElement.trigger(event)

Triggers an event on the element if the event is supported.

var elem = document.createElement('div');
div.addEventListener('myEvent', function() {
  console.log('myEvent triggered!');
});
elem.trigger('myEvent');

event : string or Event

The event to trigger. Supports both event name as string or an Event object.

elem.trigger('myEvent');
// is equivalent to
elem.trigger(new Event('myEvent'));

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