John KeenanPro Student 5,834 Points
What is the difference between an ancestor and parent? How do ancestors, parents, and child elements relate?
Guil talks about the concept of an ancestor in the video. I am having trouble understanding the difference between an ancestor and a parent element.
rydavimTreehouse Moderator 16,630 Points
You can think about it as being similar to the terminology used for people.
<body> <!-- ancestor (grandparent), but not parent --> <div> <!-- parent & ancestor --> <p>Hello, world!</p> <!-- child --> <p>Goodbye!</p> <!-- sibling --> </div> </body>
So, your parent is one generation back, and your ancestors (grandparent, great-grandparent) are further back. It's the same with elements in this case.
Hopefully that helps, but let me know if you still have questions. Happy coding!