previousNode method (NodeIterator, TreeWalker)
Finds the previous node relative to the current node in the ordered list represented by the current NodeIterator object or in the tree represented by the current TreeWalker object. If it exists, it will be made the current node and returned, else the current node is retained and null is returned.
Note: The TreeWalker and NodeIterator objects and their previousNode methods are supported in Internet Explorer from version 9.The NodeIterator object represents the result of the createNodeIterator method as an ordered list. The elements of the ordered list refer to the nodes in the document that fulfill the conditions specified for the createNodeIterator method. For further details, please see the page for the NodeIterator object.
The TreeWalker object represents the result of the createTreeWalker method as a tree. The elements of the resulting tree refer to the nodes in the document that fulfill the conditions specified for the createTreeWalker method. For further details, please see the page for the TreeWalker object.
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Returns the node if found, else returns null.
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