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Jquery closest method

Returns the first element that matches the selector starting at the element and traversing up the DOM tree.


<div id="abc" class="row">
 <div id="xyz" class="row">
 <p id="origin">


var target = $('#origin').closest('.row');
console.log("Closest row:", target.attr('id') );
var target2 = $('#origin').closest('p');
console.log("Closest p:", target2.attr('id') );


"Closest row: abc"
"Closest p: origin"

first() method : The first method returns the first element from the matched set of elements.


<div class='.firstExample'>
 <p>This is first paragraph in a div.</p>
 <p>This is second paragraph in a div.</p>
 <p>This is third paragraph in a div.</p>
 <p>This is fourth paragraph in a div.</p>
 <p>This is fifth paragraph in a div.</p>


var firstParagraph = $("div p").first();
console.log("First paragraph:", firstParagraph.text());


First paragraph: This is first paragraph in a div.


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