This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The ElementTraversal interface used to define methods that allowed access from one Node to another in the document tree.

It proved useless, as very few types of Node were able to implement all its methods and properties. It has been split into two interfaces, containing the useful methods and properties for each kind of nodes:

As it was a pure interface, with no object of this type, this change has no effect on the Web.


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'ChildNode' in that specification.
Living Standard Splitted the ElementTraversal interface in ParentNode and ChildNode
Element Traversal Specification
The definition of 'ElementTraversal' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition