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    An ancestor selector plugin for jsincss


    This plugin is a JavaScript module that works with JS-in-CSS stylesheets, to select all ancestors of an element that match a CSS selector.


    You can download jsincss-ancestor-selector and add it to your codebase manually, or download it with npm:

    npm install jsincss-ancestor-selector

    Another option that works for building or testing, that isn't ideal for production use, is linking to the module directly from a CDN like unpkg:

    <script type=module>
      import ancestor from ''


    This plugin exists in three different formats:

    You can import this plugin using the native import statement in JavaScript. Here you can assign any name you want to the function you are importing, and you only need to provide a path to the plugin's index.vanilla.js file:

    import ancestor from './index.vanilla.js'

    You can also use the CommonJS-formatted module located at index.js with require() for use with bundlers that don't use vanilla JS modules.

    Once you have imported this plugin into your module, you can use the plugin as ancestor()

    Using JS-in-CSS Stylesheets

    The main goal of this plugin is to allow CSS authors to apply styles to all ancestors of an element that match a given CSS selector.

    The plugin has the following format:

    ancestor(selector, ancestor, rule)
    • selector is a string that contains a CSS selector
    • ancestor is a string that contains a CSS selector
    • rule is a string or template string that contains a CSS rule


    This example will use the jsincss plugin to load a JS-in-CSS stylesheet making use of this plugin. To test it in a JavaScript module, import both the jsincss package and any helper plugins you want:

    <script type=module>
      import jsincss from ''
      import ancestor from ''
      jsincss(() => `
        ${ancestor('li', 'ul', `
          background: orange;

    It's also possible to write your stylesheets as a separate JavaScript module like this, where you import any helper plugins at the top of the stylesheet:

    import ancestor from ''
    export default () => `
      ${ancestor('li', 'ul', `
        background: orange;

    And then import both the jsincss plugin and the stylesheet into your code and run them like this, suppling any selector or events list the jsincss plugin might need to apply the stylesheet only the the element(s) and event(s) you require, depending on what you're doing:

    import jsincss from ''
    import stylesheet from './path/to/stylesheet.js'

    Compatible JS-in-CSS Stylesheet Loaders


    npm i jsincss-ancestor-selector

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