Practical Use Cases for JavaScript’s closest() Method

August 12th, 2020

Have you ever had the problem of finding the parent of a DOM node in JavaScript, but aren’t sure how many levels you have to traverse up to get to it? Let’s look at this HTML for instance: <div data-id=”123″>   <button>Click me</button> </div> That’s pretty straightforward, right? Say you want to get the value…