Elementals.js

Latest Version: 2.0 RC 3 14 March 2017

Method _.nodePrevRemove

Similar to Element.prevSibling, this finds the previous sibling node matches the passed mask, or the previous Element node if a mask is omitted. The passed Element is then removed from the DOM.

Calling Convention:
_.nodePrevRemove(Element[, nodeMask || tagName])
Parameters:
Element
The Element to find the previous sibling that matches the mask, which will then be deleted when this function ends.
nodeMask optional

A bitwise mask used to filter the results. See the Node Masking page for more information.

If omitted, a mask of 1 (matching for nodeType 1) is used.

tagName optional
A tagName to match. When used instead of a nodeMask only elements of node type 1 with a matching tagName will be counted.
Returns:
The matching element, or false if no match found.

Example

HTML

<ul>
	<li>First</li>
	<li id="test">Second</li>
	<li>Third</li>
</ul>

JavaScript

var test = document.getElementById('test');
Console.log(_.nodeText(_.nodePrevRemove(test)));

Will output "First", and <li id="test">Second</li> will be removed from the list.