document.body Redirect 1

Returns the <body> or <frameset> node of the current document, or null if no such element exists.


var objRef = document.body; 
document.body = objRef;


// in HTML: <body id="oldBodyElement"></body>
alert(; // "oldBodyElement"

var aNewBodyElement = document.createElement("body"); = "newBodyElement";
document.body = aNewBodyElement;
alert(; // "newBodyElement"


document.body is the element that contains the content for the document. In documents with <body> contents, returns the <body> element, and in frameset documents, this returns the outermost <frameset> element.

Though body is settable, setting a new body on a document will effectively remove all the current children of the existing <body> element.


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