Document.doctype

Returns the Document Type Declaration (DTD) associated with current document. The returned object implements the DocumentType interface. Use DOMImplementation.createDocumentType() to create a DocumentType.

Syntax

doctype = document.doctype;
  • doctype is a read-only property.

Example

var doctypeObj = document.doctype;

console.log(
  "doctypeObj.name: "           + doctypeObj.name            + "\n" +
  "doctypeObj.internalSubset: " + doctypeObj.internalSubset  + "\n" +
  "doctypeObj.publicId: "       + doctypeObj.publicId        + "\n" +
  "doctypeObj.systemId: "       + doctypeObj.systemId
);

Notes

The property returns null if there is no DTD associated with the current document.

DOM level 2 doesn't support editing the document type declaration.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Document: doctype' in that specification.
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doctypeChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support 6Opera Full support ≤12.1Safari Full support 1WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support ≤12.1Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0

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