Get DIV parent count : parents « jQuery « JavaScript Tutorial

    <script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-1.3.2.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
             $("span").click(function () {
                 var len = $("span").parents("div").length;

30.77.1.Get DIV parent count
30.77.2.Get form input parent
30.77.3.Get parents
30.77.4.Get parent with certain class
30.77.5.Returns true, because the parent of the input is a form element
30.77.6.parent(expr): filter the set of parent elements
30.77.7.Shows the parent of each element as (parent > child). Check the View Source to see the raw html.
30.77.8.parents(expr) gets elements containing the unique ancestors
30.77.9.Click to find all unique div parent elements of each span.