How to use JavaScript Dom Node hasChildNodes

In this article I have described about Dom Node hasChildNodes method used in JavaScript.
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JavaScript Dom Node hasChildNodes() method

  • As we already know that node object is used to represent and add node within the HTML document.
  • The hasChildNodes() method checks whether any node has any child node or not and return boolean value.
  • It returns true if there is any child node otherwise false.

Browser support

Following are the main browsers which support the hasChildNodes() method of Dom Node object

  • Internet Explorer.
  • Firefox.
  • Opera.
  • Google Chrome.
  • Safari.


The hasChildNodes() of Dom Node object has following syntax


Lets take an example

<!DOCTYPE html>


<body style ="background-color:yellow">

<ul id="myList"><li>AMAN</li><li>NITIN</li></ul>

<p id="demo">To check element has any child nodes</p>

<button onclick="myFunction()">CHECK</button>

<script type="text/javascript">

    function myFunction() {

        var lst = document.getElementById("myList");

        var x = document.getElementById("demo");

        x.innerHTML = lst.hasChildNodes();








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