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#2047 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Opened December 13, 2007 12:40PM UTC

Closed December 17, 2007 02:34PM UTC

better parent function (Prototype "up" like)

Reported by: phpmyforum Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.2.2
Component: core Version: 1.2.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I often need a specific parent element instead of all or the direct parent, so I came up with this function:

    //### Prototype "up" method
    up: function(selector)
        var found = "";
        selector = $.trim(selector || "");

            if (selector.length == 0 || $(this).is(selector))
                found = this;
                return false;

        return $(found);
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Changed December 17, 2007 01:01AM UTC by davidserduke comment:1

resolution: → worksforme
status: newclosed

Is this different from :



If I'm missing something about how yours differs please feel free to reopen the ticket and let me know.

Changed December 17, 2007 09:56AM UTC by phpmyforum comment:2

resolution: worksforme
status: closedreopened

This is the difference:


-> returns a set of all ancestors


-> returns just the first matched element

It behaves similar to prototype's up method (, except you can't pass a number.

Though this could also be added.

Changed December 17, 2007 02:34PM UTC by brandon comment:3

resolution: → fixed
status: reopenedclosed

Just add the :first selector to your selector. Then it will return what you want. You can also use :eq, :gt or :lt.

Here are the docs for the selectors:

Changed December 17, 2007 02:34PM UTC by brandon comment:4

resolution: fixed
status: closedreopened

Changed December 17, 2007 02:34PM UTC by brandon comment:5

resolution: → worksforme
status: reopenedclosed