The Comment interface represents textual notations within markup; although it is generally not visually shown, such comments are available to be read in the source view. Comments are represented in HTML and XML as content between '<!--' and '-->'. In XML, the character sequence '--' cannot be used within a comment.

Properties

This interface has no specific property, but inherits those of its parent, CharacterData, and indirectly those of Node.

Constructor

Comment()
Returns a Comment object with the parameter as its textual content.

Methods

This interface has no specific method, but inherits those of its parent, CharacterData, and indirectly those of Node.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Comment' in that specification.
Living Standard Added the constructor.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'Comment' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
The definition of 'Comment' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'Comment' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

 

 

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?
Comment() constructor
Experimental
Chrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 24IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 24Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

See also

 

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