[whatwg] nextSiblingElement ?

Garrett Smith dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 23:02:57 PST 2008

On Jan 24, 2008 5:40 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jan 2008, Garrett Smith wrote:
> >
> > nextSibling and previousSibling are useful, but not always what I want.
> >
> > I usually want to get a siblingElement than a sibling, which might be a
> > text node.
> One of the following drafts probably already handles your needs:
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-Traversal-Range/traversal.html#TreeWalker
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/ElementTraversal/

To create a tree walker, define an accept() and then iterate through
nodes, would be more effort than rewriting the hand-rolled
Dom.getNextSibling function I posted every time. I guess I could
replace the source code of my dom.getNextSiblingElement, but a for()
loop is probably simpler.

REally, all I want is
nextSiblingElement/previousSiblingElement/childElements properties so
I don't have to have library code or write a for() loop every time i
want to just find the next sibling element.


> HTH,
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