How to get the ParentElement of Object Tag?

2024/2/27 7:28:13

I have a SVG graphic embedded via object tag.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<head><title>myTitle</title><script type="text/javascript" src="script.js"></script><link href="box.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" />
<div id ="objectcontainer"><div id="displaybox" style="display: none;"></div><object id = "mainSVG" type="image/svg+xml" data="map_complete.svg"><img id="svgPic" src="map_complete.svg" alt="Browser fail"/></object>

In the SVG is a link:

<a id="emerBtn" xlink:href="emergency.html" onmouseover="return playVideo()" target="_parent">

The mouse over event should trigger the following:

function playVideo(){//not working, all the time nullvar doc = document.parentNode;var elem = document.parentElement;var otherElem = document.documentElement.parentElement;//working if triggered from index.htmlvar thediv = document.getElementById('displaybox');if(wasViewed == false) //show only one time{if( == "none"){wasViewed = true; = "";thediv.innerHTML = "<div id='videocontainer'><video autoplay controls style='display:block; margin-left:auto;" + "margin-right:auto; margin-top:150px; margin-bottom:auto; width:600px'>" +"<source src='video.mp4' type='video/mp4'>HMTL5-Video not supported!</video>" + "</div><a href='#' onclick='return palyVideo();'>CLOSE WINDOW</a>";}else{ = "none";thediv.innerHTML = '';}} //close anyhowelse{ = "none";thediv.innerHTML = '';}return false;

My problem is, that i cannot access the "displaybox" from the svg. I tried .parentNode, .parentElement, document.documentElement.parentElement etc. But all the time the parent element/node is null.

Does anyone know how to access the "outer" HTML elements from the object/svg?


An SVG inside an object creates a nested browsing context.

To access elements outside this child document, you need to access the parent document:

function playVideo() {// ...var parentDoc = window.parent.document;var displayBox = parentDoc.getElementById('displaybox');// ...

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